This simple and effective Long Jing offers a liquor with a nice presence in the mouth, with the typical notes of roasted chestnut and courgette.
Its late harvest date has allowed us to obtain this tea with an excellent quality/price ratio for a Long Jing; a good alternative to our Xihu Long Jing, perfect for a more daily consumption.
4,70€ - – 47,00€
Origin: China, Zhejiang / Altitude: 200m / Variety: Qunti / Harvest: June 2021
A thorough roasting for notes of roasted chestnut more marked than in the Xihu Long Jing, and the sweet courgette very present. This Long Jing has a good presence in the mouth and is perfect as an everyday tea, or as an accompaniment to meals, from breakfast to afternoon tea!
Temperature: 80 to 90°.
500ml teapot: 3g - 2 to 3 min - several infusions possible
Gaiwan: 2 gr - rinse 15sc then 40 sc for the first, 20sc the second, you can then lengthen or raise the temperature and start on shorter infusions.
What is the Long Jing
Also known as Dragon's Well in reference to the spring of the same name, Long Jing is undoubtedly the most prestigious Chinese green tea. Already known under the Song (960-1216), it became an imperial tribute under the Qing of the QianLong emperor (18th century) and remains a choice gift for high Chinese dignitaries and diplomatic representations.
Together with Shifeng (Lion Peak) and Meijiawu, Xihu (Western Lake) is part of the historical cradle of Long Jing production. Although the Long Jing appellation area has gradually expanded, Xihu remains the heart of what can be considered "authentic" Long Jing.
In addition to its terroir, Long Jing is also linked to its production method, in particular the final cooking in the wok, during which the leaves are given their characteristic flat shape.