Dragonwell (Lung Ching or Longjing in local parlance) is one of China's most famous green teas, originating from Hangzhou in Zhejiang province. This tea has a very distinctive shape: smooth and perfectly flattened along the inside vein of the leaf, the result of highly skilled shaping in a hot wok. This process, known as pan-firing or pan-frying, was perfected in China by tea masters over many centuries. It gives the tea an inviting, toasty aroma. Our fine Dragonwell green tea also has a sweet, rounded flavor, perhaps reminiscent of freshly roasted white corn. Full, nutty and buttery texture, and pleasantly dry finish. A truly satisfying cup of tea.
This tea contains a moderate level of caffeine | Steep at 180° for 2 minutes.
Our teabags contain the same high-quality tea as our loose-tea offerings. Their pyramid shape gives the leaves plenty of room to unfurl and infuse, placing more flavor in each cup. Enjoy the superior flavor of gourmet tea with the convenience of a disposable bag.
15 full leaf pyramids
Fresh From Origin
Lung Ching actually means 'dragon's well', and it refers to a local well that, legend has it, is the lair of a benevolent dragon. Dragonwell tea has been presented as a tribute to many generations of Chinese emperors, and was the tea served to Richard Nixon in his memorable encounter with Mao Tse-tung. It is praised for its 'four uniques': jade color, vegetative aroma, mellow chestnut flavor and singular shape.
Part of green teas of China sampler
Explore a variety of teas with our popular sampler set.
Four teas included are:
dragonwell, gunpowder, sleeping dragon, white monkey
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HOW TO BREW DRAGON WELL TEA?
Asked by RONALD SCHWARTZ
on January 30th, 2018
Direct Trade Advantage
We import our teas direct from the artisan farmers whose names and faces you'll find throughout our catalog.
This makes our teas fresher than those offered by the companies who use middlemen and brokers, and also less expensive.
Here's a comparison of how much more you'd be paying by buying this tea elsewhere:
62% more expensive
5% more expensive
Meet our dragonwell farmer, Yao Fu Yun
To ensure the best quality and value, we import our teas directly from the
countries in which they are grown, working closely with the farmers who tender
them. Our Roots Campaign connects our customers with the rich stories and the farmers
behind some of our most popular teas.
How long have you been growing tea?
“More than 30 years.”
What got you started in the Tea industry?
“Hangzhou is a beautiful place with mountain and water, which is a suitable for tea growing. I love the place and I love tea. So I work for tea. Our tea garden is a state-owned when I began to work 30 years ago.”
Can you describe a typical day out in the field. How many hours would that be?
“I go to the tea garden at 7 am every morning. First I will do some weeding and loosing the soil. I stop at about 11 am. The weeds can be easily withered and cannot be survival after weeding. Then I will have lunch and take a nap for one hour. In the afternoon I will check the tools to see if needing repairing. And then I will do some fertilization and pruning. Pruning can make the tea leaves to grow up easily. Besides, it can help us to pick up tea leaves easily as well. The above is what I do during leisure time. Normally I will work in the tea garden for 9-10 hours a day. If the tea season is coming, I will be very busy to make teas the whole day. I must finish making the tea leaves picked at the same day, no matter how late is. Otherise the tea leaves are useless and waste.”