Ming Qian Long Jing 明前龙井 (March 12, 2023 harvest)
Masterfully hand-made Dragon Well by the 3rd generation Wang family on their 100-year-old tea farm. The tea is traditionally processed on a heated iron pan by hand-pressing in multiple steps until completely dried. This laborious task is accomplished only by experienced tea makers who can shape and fire delicate leaves within a few seconds without burning or damaging and retaining all the natural essence. The goal is to balance the aroma while creating a long deep taste without any vegetal aftertaste. The wonderful aroma created by the high-temperature pan is like fresh fruit bread from the oven but disappears mysteriously after the first brew leaving behind a bouquet of tropical fruits and a resonating fresh sharpness.
Here are three brewing techniques to skillfully make Long Jing Dragon Well, depending on the time of year you buy it.
Wumi Mountain, Huamei Village, Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China
Delicate baked aroma, roasted almonds, tropical fruit, green bamboo
6 x 4g