JING Tea Organic Dragonwell

Photo: JING Tea

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: jade green, flat
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 30 seconds
Water Temperature: 160 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan
Liquor: pale gold

This tea was subtly vegetal with nutty notes along with an almost floral quality. The mouthfeel was smooth with just a touch of astringency. Each sip had a sweetness in the finish that lingered in my palate in the nicest way. I did three consecutive infusions but it definitely could have gone for a few more rounds. The wonderful thing about Dragonwell is that it is a perfect tea for beginners and also offers a lot to someone who is more experienced. This is certified organic but the Soil Association. As I have been learning recently, their standards are higher than the USDA and other certifying organizations and they focus on promoting sustainable farming. I pitted this tea against +JING Tea‘s Supreme Dragonwell in a blind tasting. Even though the supreme won out, I still enjoyed this one very much and thought that it deserved its own review.

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