Considered by Marco Polo to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Hangzhou also became famous for its tea plantations and the teas from the area became highly sought after during the Ming Dynasty.
One of the best Chinese green teas originally comes from the village of 'Dragon Well' (Longjing, formerly written Lung ching) on the West Lake (Xihu) just outside Hangzhou. Nowadays it is grown in various places in China. It is especially difficult to grow organically around Hangzhou, so this particular tea is grown on Peach Blossom Island outside Ningbo, south of Shanghai.
The flat leaves have been lightly roasted, giving it a fresh, full-bodied flavor. It is particularly good as an appertif. Water temperature should be around 80 degrees. As with many other green teas, the leaves are used at least three times, and the second time you add water tastes best.
One customer said that she would never have thought of trying pure green tea if it wasn't for the fact that this was in our tea calendar. But it turned out that this became a favorite. In China, people like to drink green tea from a glass. You brew directly in the glass, and add more hot water as needed.
|Base tea organic||Yes|
|Ingredients||Green tea from controlled organic farms.|
|Dose||3-4 grams(ca1 tbsp) / 2dl|
|Water temperature||80-85 °C|
|Steeping time||1-2 minutes|