The leaves' yellowish, flattened, shiny appearance gives this famous tea away. Easy to enjoy, Lung Ching (its name in Mandarin) is one of our favorites for a quiet, contemplative moment. We're sure you will agree.
Dragonwell hails from the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, from the West Lake area near the city of Hangzhou. Selections harvested before the spring rains (Qing Ming) are more subtle in flavor and their leaves are smaller, requiring pluckers to pick more bud-sets than for the later variety, of which ours is a member.
Pan-fired Chinese green tea.
8 oz Cup
- Scoop a level teaspoon of tea into infuser.
- Heat water to 190° F (before boiling).
- Pour 8 oz. of water over tea leaves.
- Steep tea for 3-5 minutes (depending on taste preference).
- Remove infuser and enjoy tea.
Simply add to your infuser one level teaspoon of leaf per 8 oz. of water and place it in your pot, then add the appropriate amount of 190° F water and let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the infuser and enjoy.
Brewing Iced Tea
Our opinion is that a cooled concentrate works best, as regular-strength brew tends to become watery as the ice melts. So, use the above leaf quantities, but half the water, allow it to cool, then pour it over ice and enjoy! The brew will dilute down to proper strength as the ice melts.