Xi Hu Dragon Well

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The leafs of Dragon Well is flat and the taste is refreshing, sweet and delicate with exquisite fragrance.

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Description

Dragon Well is a most celebrated green tea in China. Traditionally it was originally made in the town “Lung Ching” in the Zhejiang Province and the name “Dragon Well” is direct translation of the town’s name. It was considered to be an imperial tea by the Kangxi Emperor of Qing dynasty.

Taste and appearance

Dragon Wells’ leaves appear quite different from other tea leaves. They look more like flattened beanstalks. They are plucked out in a combination of several leaves and one bud. They are then fried and flattened in a way that both the leaves appear joint, making them look like a single leaf. The process of pan-frying the leaves adds a toasty flavor to them.

The tea brewed from Xi Hu Dragon Well leaves is sweet and has thick, velvety flavor. It has a yellow-green color. What makes the tea different from other green teas found in China is its nutty, roasted taste. The tea spreads out an aromatic mix of floral and marine smells, with a whiff of chestnut too.

Additional information

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Quantity

25g, 100g

Preparation

Westen-style steeping

  • uses large teapots (500ml or bigger)
  • uses a large quantity of water and a small quantity of tea
  • time in the water for the tea is long – steep times of 2-5 minutes depending on the tea
  • some teas can be successfully be re-steeped but the taste will be thin and light due to the large amount of water used in this method
  1. Warm the pot with hot water and discard.
  2. Add water of approximately 85⁰C, or between 75⁰C. – 85⁰C/167°F – 185°F.
  3. Add 1g of tea leaves for every 50 ml of water.
  4. Allow the tea to infuse for about 2 minutes.
  5. Pour the liquor into a serving pitcher and decant completely.

Asian-style steeping

  • uses small teapots (10 ounces/280 ml or less) or a gaiwan (3-6 ounces/85-170 ml)
  • uses a small quantity of water and a large quantity of tea
  • time in the water for the tea is very short – steep times are 30 seconds to 1 minute
  • tea is re-steeped multiple times to reveal a different facet of flavor each time. Flavor will be rich in dimension and very full bodied due to the ratio of tea to water
  1. Boil Your Water and let it cool down to 175°F/80⁰C.
  2. Pre-heat the gaiwan
  3. Add your loose leaf to your empty gaiwan.
  4. Measure Your Loose Leaf tea approx. 2-3 gram.
  5. Next, add your loose leaf to your empty gaiwan.
  6. Brew the Wash Steeping is optional for green tea. Avoid pouring your water directly onto the tea leaves.
  7. First Steeping.
  8. Resteep multiple times, until the leafs are out of flavor.

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