Tea Name: Xi Hu Long Jing (West Lake Dragon Well)
Picking: 2021 Year Early Spring from CORE TEA REGION.
Grade: S Grade (Super Grade only applies on tea from core tea region of "Long Jing")
Each pack of 250g will be specially packaged as photo shows with unique anti-fake QR label issued to tea famer by "Xi Hu Long Jing Cha Guan Li Xie Hui" (XiHu LongJing Tea Management Association, http://www.xhlj.org.cn/page/3000/other/fwcx.html)
Shelf Life: 12 months.
High ratio of tiny tea leave and young buds covered with silver hairs.
Unique Long Jing tea aroma and soybean like fragrance.
Fragrance well mixed into tea water along with sweetness.
Tea tastes like coating in mouth and stay long.
Enjoyable and pleasant.
Well recommended for improving tea experience.
Recommendation of brewing water:
- Mineral water or filtered tap water.
- Temperature is near 90 Celsius and not lower than 85 Celsius. (Too hot like boiling water should be avoided. )
Slightly different soft mineral like quality. Luxurious strong qi. Smooth and nice!
Tea leave appearance had some yellowish tinge to them. For Xi Hu (West Lake) tea leaves, they should be a bit plump or fatter with darker hues of green. Tea was fine however my expectations may be overplayed as I expected Xi Hu (West Lake) standards. I used Evian water to brew at between 85-88 degree. Colour was pale golden green. Good after taste. I would have given it a 5 stars if the astringency is much better controlled and if the umami better. Tried 2020 crop which personally I feel is much superior.
Lingering minerality, with a nice finish. Calming essence, and alot of dragon wellness!