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    Firepot Nomadic Teas 2017 Pre-Qingming Lotus Heart Dragonwell

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: flat, jade green Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 130 degrees Preparation Method: glass pitcher Liquor: pale, greenish I love Dragonwell. A lot. That’s why I was super excited when Sarah of Nomadic Tea Party offered to send me some of the pre-Qingming dragonwell that she sourced for her company Firepot Nomadic Teas. She was able to secure just one pound of it! It is so limited that they are actually selling it at cost so that others can experience it for themselves. I really wanted the little bit I had of this tea to last so I brewed up only 8oz at a time in my glass…

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    Le Palais des Thés Long Jing Premium Green Tea 2014

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: jade green, flat Ingredients: green tea Steep time: 4 minutes Water Temperature: 170 degrees Preparation Method: glass teapot Liquor: very pale gold Long Jing, also known as Dragonwell, is one of my favorite types of green tea. This particular one is from +Palais des Thés‘s Grand Cru collection. Although this is last year’s harvest, the leaves were still in fairly good shape. The taste was sweet with the signature nutty aroma that I have come to expect from this tea. That roastiness was accompanied by a pleasant vegetal quality that reminded me a bit of asparagus. There was also an interesting minerality that I wouldn’t have expected from…