fresh from origin
Dragon Well name derives from a local spring that legend has it is the lair of a dragon. Also known as Lung Ching, it is the best known of China's green teas, justifiably so. It had been presented as tribute to many generations of Chinese emperors, and was the tea served to Richard Nixon in his memorable encounter with Mao Tse-tung. In local parlance, it is praised for its "four uniques": jade color, vegetative aroma, mellow chestnut flavor and singular shape.