The Qingming festival (5 April) marks the start of the spring harvest. This tea was plucked before the festival, and is particularly rare. Long Jing, or Dragon's Well, from Zhejiang province, has folded leaves that are fired in a wok using a very specific motion.
The very best Long Jing quality. Both delicate and powerful, this Grand Cru boasts vegetal, mineral, metallic, toasted and gourmet notes.
• Colour: green tea
• Type of tea: Long Jing
• Country: China
• Region: Zhejiang
• Flush: pre-Qingming (spring 2021)
• Production: manual
• Name in english: "dragon well"
- Zhejiang, China
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: good, refined harvest with regular folds
Colour: attractive, bright, light green – the sign of high quality
Fragrances: toasted, vegetal, fruity
Fragrances: vegetal, floral, fruity
Colour: pale yellow-green, shiny liqueur
Texture: delicately powdery
Fragrances: fresh vegetal, mineral, nuts (fresh hazelnut), peanut, artichoke, floral, toasted
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' minutes in water heated to 75°C.
With the Gong Fu Cha (teapot/Gaiwan): infusions during 30-40 secondes.
Grands Crus: savour the exceptional
Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.