Xihu Longjing offers long leaves that are a dark green colour. The natural shape of the leaves is preserved in the drying process which retains the unique flattened form.
How does it taste?
Xihu Longjing, also known as Dragon Well Tea, pleases with a smooth, subtle floral taste and a delightful yellow-green liquor. It has a full-bodied, soft and sweet flavour that lingers long after you have finished sipping, transporting you to the lush green Longjing valleys where it is handpicked.
This age-old Imperial tea has long-lasting health benefits. It is known to improve vision and give skin a smoother and more even tone. It is ideal for oral health, reducing gum disease, strengthening teeth and slowing down tooth decay.
Western Brewing Method
Place 2 teaspoons into your cup. Add 250ml of water at a temperature around 85°C. Allow the tea to steep for 3 to 5 minutes. It goes well with stevia, lemon slices, orange slices, rosebuds, mint, and chamomile. Good for two to three steeps.
Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing. Reducing steeping time will render a milder tea. Longer steeping periods will render a bolder flavour. Adjust the amount of tea and steeping time to your liking.
Chinese Gongfu Method
Place 3 teaspoons of tea into your gaiwan. Add water into your cup until leaves are fully submerged. Swirl your cup for 5 seconds and discard water. This is called the rinsing process. Add 110ml of water at a temperature of 85°C. Allow the tea to steep for 20 seconds. Add 15 seconds to your steeping time for subsequent brewing. Good for three steeps.