Tea leaves: 1-2 tsp
Water: 6 oz. , 80ºC (180ºF)
Steep time: 3 mins
Infusions: 3-5 times
Longjing tea (simplified Chinese: 龙井茶; traditional Chinese: 龍井茶; pinyin: lóngjǐng chá), sometimes called by its literal translated name Dragon Well tea, is a variety of pan-roasted green tea from the area of Longjing Village near Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province, China. It is produced mostly by hand and renowned for its high quality, earning it the China Famous Tea title.
My Favorite Tea Period Review by Larry Tanng
I've been on this green tea kick for more than 10 years now. I've only been a tea enthusiast for a few years though. I've tried many teas, but Dragonwell is my favorite plain and simple, so far. If I make my Dragonwell the way Springlin says to do it, then it's too weak for my taste, so here's how I do it: I brew it in a 16oz Yixing teapot by using 2 heaping teaspoons of tea leaves in the teapot's strainer, 180 degree water (175 if pot is preheated), and I let it brew for a whole 3 minutes, instead of the 45 to 60 seconds that Springlin recommends. For decaff, I brew for 30 seconds, throw away the water, refill the water and brew for 3:30 to 3:45 minutes. For sweetening, I use 2 teaspoons of regular sugar and one good squeeze of honey.
I'd also like to note that even though I was told by a Springlin employee that this tea will stay good in a tin for about a year, mine stayed good for 2 1/2 years. Not sure how, but it just never lost it's flavor. Ha ha! (Posted on 12/12/2014)
tasty Review by Ivan Fodor
expensive but tasty! thank you springlin! (Posted on 9/7/2014)