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Long Jing (Dragon Well)

New Mexico Tea Company
  • Spoon 1 tsp Per Cup
  • Kettle 170°F
  • Timer 2 Min
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Hot Tea Brewing Instructions:

Bring spring or filtered drinking water to 170°F in a kettle. Add 1 tsp of tea leafs to a cup. Always pour boiling water over tea leafs and let steep 2 minutes.

Any of these variables can be changed to suit your particular palate, so experiment! Many teas can be steeped multiple times (especially green, white, and oolong). When steeping a tea multiple times increase the length of steep time slightly with each successive infusion.

Iced Tea Brewing Instructions:

1) Hot water method: For 1 gallon of iced tea, bring half a gallon of filtered water to boil in a pot. Turn off heat, and add 3 tablespoons (1 oz of tea), let steep for 2 minutes. Strain the tea into the other half gallon of cool water and refrigerate. If you want to serve immediately, you can pour the concentrate over ice to cool and dilute, then pour over ice again.

2) Sun tea: use a glass container and add 1 tsp of loose tea of each cup of water directly into the jug. Then set in the sun for a few hours, tasting occasionally to get the desired strength.

3) Cold brew: The slow cold-water-steeping method extracts natural sweetness and flavor from the tea leaf. It lessens the bitterness and tangy-ness produced by tannic acid so your tea tastes smooth and mild. Add 1 tsp of tea per cup of cold water and put in the refrigerator. When the water is chilled, your tea will be ready!

Price: $7.00

Amount
1oz$7.00
2oz$14.00
4oz(20% off)$22.40
8oz(35% off)$36.40
16oz(45% off)$61.60
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Gift Tin w/ Label$4.00Holds approx. 4oz. of this tea.
Extra Label$.50For your own tin (3.75" x 2.4")
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Also known as Dragon well is produced by hand through a 10-part process. The side of West Lake in Zhejiang Province grows the tea used to produce Dragon well. Lung Ching is distinguished by its beautiful shape, emerald color, scented smell and tending sweet floral character.

Extra Info:

This famous variety of green tea is produced mostly by hand and has been renowned for its high quality, earning the China Famous Tea title.

It is said that while visiting West Lake Emperor Qianlong took some time to watch the tea harvest, and decided that he would try it himself. While picking tea he received a message that his mother, the Empress Dowager, was ill and wished his immediate return to Beijing. He shoved the leaves he had picked into his sleeve and immediately left for Beijing.

Upon his return he immediately went to visit his mother. She noticed the smell of the leaves coming from his sleeves and he immediately had it brewed for her. Empress Dowager found herself completely refreshed after drinking a cup of tea, and she even praised it as a remedy for all ailments. It is said that the shape of Longjing Tea was designed to mimic the appearance of the flattened leaves that the emperor brewed for his mother.

According to another legend, during a severe drought, a monk summoned a dragon to bring rain to fill the village well. To this day, the well near China’s West Lake nourishes the meadow where dew-drenched Dragon Well green tea is cultivated each spring.

Ingredients:

Xi Hu Longjing,

Origin:

Imported Directly: West Lake, Hangzhou, Zhejiang (MeiJiaWu Village)

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