Category: Green
Tea Company: Canton Tea Co. (website)
Ingredients: Green Tea
Vendor Suggested Preparation: Use quite a lot of leaves (1tbsp) per cup (200ml) and brew cool, around 65°C (149°F), allowed to steep for 1-3 minutes and infuse at least 3 times

Canton Tea Co. Superior Dragon Well (Long Jing)

I am a big fan of Canton Teas, so it was with anticipation that I opened the packet of Superior Long Jing.  And at once, I got the green bean aroma and the visual of the large flat leaves.  Ah, Lovely.  I tried brewing this two ways.  The first way was with approximately a teaspoon of leaf per cup, brewed at about 165 for 2 minutes.  This resulted in a nutty, buttery brew; quite enjoyable and a pleasure to drink.  Then, after review the company web site, I tried brewing it with a lot of leaf at a very low temperature.  This resulted in a more vegetal brew, very light yellow in color.  It tastes less buttery and more like green beans.  Very clean tasting, and also quite drinkable.

Of the two, I preferred the less leaf / higher temp steep.  But either way, it’s a nice light, lovely green tea.  A great example of this type of tea.

You can purchase the Superior Dragon Well (Long Jing) directly from the Canton Tea Co. website.

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