Dragonwell tea in bulk available for wholesale. One of China's most famous green teas, Dragonwell (Lung Ching or Longjing in local parlance) comes from Hangzhou in Zhejiang province. This tea has a very distinctive shape: smooth and perfectly flattened along the inside vein of the leaf, the result of highly skilled shaping in a hot wok. This process, known as pan-firing or pan-frying, was perfected in China by tea masters over many centuries. It gives the tea an inviting, toasty aroma.
Our Dragonwell also has a sweet, rounded flavor, perhaps reminiscent of freshly roasted white corn. Full, nutty and buttery texture and pleasantly dry finish. A truly satisfying cup of tea.
This tea contains a moderate level of caffeine | Steep at 180° for 2-3 minutes.
Dragonwell, or Longjing, tea is known for its long flat shape. This is caused by the wok-frying process used to stop oxidization; however, there are rumors as to other ways the tea could have gotten its shape. One legend states that while visiting the Longjing tea gardens, the Qianlong Emperor was so impressed that he wanted to try picking the leaves himself. However, he was called away during picking when he found out his mother was ill. Rumor says the leaves have been shaped to look like the ones he stored in his sleeve as he left ever since.
Part of green teas of China sampler
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Four teas included are:
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Meet our dragonwell farmer, Yao Fu Yun
To ensure the best quality and value, we import our teas directly from the
countries in which they are grown, working closely with the farmers who tender
them. Our Roots Campaign connects our customers with the rich stories and the farmers
behind some of our most popular teas.
How long have you been growing tea?
“More than 30 years.”
What got you started in the Tea industry?
“Hangzhou is a beautiful place with mountain and water, which is a suitable for tea growing. I love the place and I love tea. So I work for tea. Our tea garden is a state-owned when I began to work 30 years ago.”
Can you describe a typical day out in the field. How many hours would that be?
“I go to the tea garden at 7 am every morning. First I will do some weeding and loosing the soil. I stop at about 11 am. The weeds can be easily withered and cannot be survival after weeding. Then I will have lunch and take a nap for one hour. In the afternoon I will check the tools to see if needing repairing. And then I will do some fertilization and pruning. Pruning can make the tea leaves to grow up easily. Besides, it can help us to pick up tea leaves easily as well. The above is what I do during leisure time. Normally I will work in the tea garden for 9-10 hours a day. If the tea season is coming, I will be very busy to make teas the whole day. I must finish making the tea leaves picked at the same day, no matter how late is. Otherise the tea leaves are useless and waste.”