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No. 56

Supreme Dragon Well (Long Jing) - Teabags

Chinese Green Tea

Bright emerald leaves, fresh, nutty notes and a beautiful buttery mouthfeel we've placed our award-winning loose leaf in convienient teabag form.

From: Xifeng Village, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

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We aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 days of receiving your request. However, this can vary during peak times and other conditions outside of our control. Therefore, the below estimates of shipping times have been provided by our couriers.

 

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Royal Mail

2-5 days, up to 14*, Not Tracked

Tracked

£5.95

DPD

1-2 days, up to 5*, Tracked

Next-Working-Day

£9.95

DPD

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Saturday

£13.95

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Standard

From £5.50

Royal Mail

3-7 days, up to 21*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

Economy

From £5.50

Royal Mail

3-7 days, up to 21*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

Tracked

From £15.95

Feedex

3-5 days, up to 8*, Tracked

*Most deliveries will be made within the usual time-frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

 

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From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

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Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be before buying.

The origins of our Supreme Dragon Well Longjing Chinese green tea


Eye-catching emerald-green flat leaves are the hallmark of our No. 56 Dragon Well, or Longjing, tea – a Great Taste Awards winner. One of China's most prestigious speciality teas, Dragon Well is renowned for its mellow, delicate flavour with nutty undertones and for being an imperial favourite during the Qing dynasty.

Our high quality single-origin loose-leaf Dragon Well (Long Jing) green tea has an exquisite fresh umami flavour with hints of chestnut and grassy meadow. Its soft yellow hue is reflected in a buttery mouthfeel and floral sweetness that make it a good contender for all green tea lovers and the beverage can be enjoyed chilled or hot.

Those flat, feather-shaped tea leaves result from it being pan-roasted by hand, a process that helps preserve its fresh, spring-like aroma while imparting a strong scent of toasted grass.

Also preserved are high levels of the plant-derived antioxidants called catechins, plus vitamin C and amino acids, making Dragon Well green tea the perfect pick-me-up at any time of day.

Learn more about this special tea


Where does our Supreme Dragon Well tea come from?


Often referred to as the national drink of China, Dragon Well is also known as Longjing, or Lung Ching, tea. Today, it's often presented as a gift to visiting heads of state – a tradition that goes back to the 17th-century court of Emperor Kangxi – and ranks as one of the country's 10 most famous teas.

True Longjing tea comes from West Lake, a district on the outskirts of Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province China, on the country's eastern seaboard. (The pinyin for West Lake is Xihu, so you may see some Longjing referred to as Xihu Longjing. ) This 168-square-kilometre West Lake area is a National Designated Protected Zone and revered as one of China's most iconic tea-growing districts.

Within West Lake are the four original Longjing tea villages, of which the best known are Xifeng (aka Shi Feng or Lion Peak) and Mejiawu. The finest Longjing is generally accepted as coming from Xifeng. This is where our Dragon Well tea is grown from the Jui Keng cultivar – harvested between March and April, with only one bud and two leaves painstakingly selected and plucked before being laid out to wither in the sun. The tea is then transferred to large woks, where it is pan-fried and shaped by hand – a skill that can take years to perfect and creates distinctive flatted leaves synonymous with this benchmark Chinese tea.


Discover more loose leaf green tea like this


If you love this tea, see also our sustainably-grown Organic Dragon Well from West Lake, certified pesticide-free, and our antioxidant-rich Anji Bai Cha, also from Zhejiang province. Hailing from Fujian, Mao Feng is aromatic and refreshing, while our Jasmine Green Tea is another delightfully delicate and smooth brew infused with plenty of spring floral notes.

Read more about the history of Dragon Well Tea and how it's processed in our Tea Journal.

For a traditional tea experience and a fuller flavour, we recommend drinking Dragon Well tea from a Yixing Clay teapot. As with our other Chinese teas, you can also brew the tea in one of our luxury Gaiwans.

Ingredients


Pure Chinese green tea

Tasting notes


This tea offers a roasted chestnut aroma and light-yellow infusion. A complex yet subtle flavours with toasted nutty and creamy notes and buttery and sweet mouthfeel.

Region


The West Lake is an oval-shaped freshwater lake in Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, Eastern China. Mountains dominate the region on three sides where rivers carrying runoff from the peaks flow into the lakes. The West Lake itself sits at an elevation of 10m, however the peaks of the Tianmu Mountains, to the West of the city. can soar up to 1,000m above sea level.

Learn more about Zhejiang, home of the famous Dragon Well Tea

The climate here is temperate Humid Subtropical (CFA), with strong seasonality. There is generally cloud cover year round within the West Lake, with just a gentle breeze picking up across the sea to east. The summers are short and typically very hot, with temperatures fluctuating between 22°C and 34°C, with significant and persistent overcast skies paired with rainfall which drives humidity anywhere between 50% and 99% saturation.

As the season progresses into autumn, the temperature, precipitation and humidity decrease until the winter, which experiences lower rainfall than any other time of the year, but with temperatures between 5°C and 8°C. Spring brings warmer weather and more rain, with humidity around 25%. The lake draws its water from the Qiantang river. It is famous for its lotuses, which bloom in June.

The shores are home to hundreds species of plant, including rare, protected species such as the wild soybean or short-spike bamboo. To lake is surrounded by abundant trees, including peach trees, willows, magnolia and cherry trees. The lake was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011 for its outstanding garden design. The fertile hills above the lake, which are misty for most of the year, offer the perfect landscape for tea growing.

How to brew

1 Triune™ Teabag

1 Triune™ Teabag

80°C

80°C

200ml

200ml

2 - 3mins

2 - 3mins

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