2023 Spring Longjing (Dragonwell) Green Tea
What is Green Tea?
A timeless favorite, green tea is all about freshness! Unoxidized and bright, green tea is known for its light, clean taste, natural sweetness, enticing scent, and easy-drinking feel.
Longjing, or "Dragonwell" tea, is one of the most renowned types of Chinese tea.
Declared "Gong Cha" or "Tribute Tea" by the Kangxi Emperor, the smooth, fresh, delicate flavor of Longjing has come to define green tea.
This green tea comes from the West Lake area of Hangzhou, where the temperate, rainy climate makes for fantastic tea terroir. Picked just after the Qingming Festival, spring green tea is the freshest there is.
The resulting flavor is a bright-scented tea with a clean yellow color. Our spring Longjing has a pure, slightly grassy taste and bursting with fresh fragrance and virtually no bitterness.
The Perfect Summer Tea
While green tea can be consumed year-round, it is especially prized during summer, because of its lower, cooler steeping temperature and crisp, easy-drinking flavor.
And while it's not a traditional Chinese method, green tea makes for an excellent cold brew or iced tea!
Longjing is simply a classic. It's the most popular green tea inside and outside of China for a reason, and I'm glad to be able to share the fresh Spring tea with everyone around the world!
Save with the Sampler Box!
VALUE AND QUALITY
Jesse's Teahouse started because Jesse realized the quality and value of the tea directly from the Beijing Tea Market was so much higher than what could be easily found in the States -- and around the world.
Jesse contacted his tea friends, they shipped their best teas to him, and he sends them to you. That's it!
These teas are high quality and can be re-steeped multiple times! Each serving makes between 4-8 cups of tea, so at around $.50 a cup, you get top quality Chinese teas at a price that you can enjoy every day.
NOT JUST TEA, TEA CULTURE
Jesse believes the key to making good tea is to help his Chinese tea friends share not just their best teas, but the best ways to make the teas.
That's why each box comes also comes with an info card that tells you:
- Tea Origin
- Steep Temperature
- Steep Time
- Directions for both teapot steeping and gaiwan steeping
All Jesse’s Teahouse Tea Friends (that’s you now!) also get access to private YouTube videos where Jesse and his Chinese tea friends show you how to make the teas and explain the tea-making process.
The links are on QR codes on the back of the info card included in the tea box.
Don't Forget Your Tea Pets!
In Chinese Gongfu Tea Tradition, Tea Pets accompany you at teatime and you "raise" them by feeding them tea! Check out the tea pets at the bottom of this page.