Hangzhou, considered by Marco Polo to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, also became known for its tea plantations and the teas from the area became highly sought after already during the Ming Dynasty._x000D_
One of the best green Chinese teas comes originally from the village "Drakbrunn" (Longjing, formerly written Lung ching) on the West Lake (Xihu) just outside Hangzhou. Nowadays it is grown in different places in China._x000D_
The flat leaves have been lightly roasted, and give a fresh, full-bodied taste. Fits extra well as an appertific. 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 refill water, it tastes best._x000D_
In China, people like to drink green tea from a glass. Then you brew directly into the glass, and fill with water as needed.