Early Spring Long Jing green tea is probably China’s most revered tea. Its leaves are jade green with hints of yellow, folded flat in a very distinctive “bird’s tongue” shape achieved by skillfully pan-frying the leaves in a wok. The leaves of this Long Jing are from the Long Jing Quntizhong varietal growing in Chunan, near West Lake. The leaves come from trees that are over 100 years old, which have been allowed to grow tall and now stand at 1.5 meters. This tea brews a full, thick and oily cup with a sweet aftertaste.
Origin: Chunan, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Harvest: April 2018
Color of liquor: light pastel yellow-green
Aroma: buttered corn, sweet grains, delicate flowers
Flavor: chestnuts, fresh broad beans
Temperature: 65º c
Steeping time: 1.5min, 2min, 3min