#03 Dragon Well
#03 Dragon Well (Long Jing)
Ingredient: 100% Chinese Loose Leaf
Origin: Long Jing Village, Zhejiang, China
Taste Profile: Pan-fried, the aroma is of a mixture of nuts and freshly cut grass
1) Add 2-3g (heaped teaspoon) to 300ml water (80°)
2) Infuse for 1 minute
3) Repeat up to 3 times
For freshness, keep sealed and refrigerated
Legend has it that Emperor Qianlong who was presented with a cup of Longjing tea, in front of the Hu Gong Temple was so impressed that he conferred conferred 18 tea bushes in front of the Hu Hong Temple special imperial status. The trees are still living and the tea they produce is auctioned annually for higher price per gram than gold.
Longjing, which literally translates as "Dragon Well," is said to have named after a well that contains relatively dense water, and after rain the lighter rainwater floating on its surface sometimes exhibits a sinuous and twisting boundary with the well water, which is supposed to resemble the movement of a Chinese Dragon.