Grands Crus



Long Jing Pre-Qinming

2020 New season China green tea
Both delicate and powerful, this Grand Cru boasts vegetal, mineral, metallic, toasted and gourmet notes.
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  • Infusion Time 4'

  • Quantity 6g / 30cl

  • Temperature of infusion 75°C - 170°F

  • Time of the day All day long


Teas harvested in the spring are considered to be the best in many regions, and China's green teas are no exception.

“Pre Qingming” means this Long Jing has been harvested just before the “Pure Light” festival, when the Chinese people remember their deceased, marking the start of the harvesting of the new-season green teas. All teas harvested before this date are particularly prestigious due to the extreme delicacy of the plucking and the tiny quantities produced.

Also known as “Dragon Well”, Long Jing has one of the best reputations among Chinese teas and is appreciated around the world. Originally from Zhejiang province, its production has gradually extended to many other provinces, and today it is one of the most copied green teas in the whole of China.

Its leaves are well known and easily recognised from the way the leaves are folded into the shape of a young shoot. To shape this “Buddha’s eyelid”, the leaves are toasted for around 20 minutes in a wok using a slow, precise and regular movement.

The very best Long Jing quality. Both delicate and powerful, this Grand Cru boasts vegetal, mineral, metallic, toasted and gourmet notes.

A rare flush with very limited stocks!

The Choice of Francois-Xavier Delmas

Tea sommelier Expert and Founder of Palais Des Thés

The crème de la crème. A unique pre-Qingming plucking of China’s most famous green tea. It takes you on a wonderful journey along the shores of West Lake. A fantastic quality for this legendary tea.

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Zhejiang, China
  • Tea colour:
  • green tea

Suggestion of preparation

With the testing: 4 minutes in water heated to 75°C

With the Gong Fu Cha: 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.

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