This famous green tea is produced by a small co-operative by the western Lake Xihu region near Lonjing, in eastern Zhejiang province, since the Tang dynasty. It is also known as Dragon Fountain Tea, after a legend about a rain-bringing Dragon. Lung Ching tea is rewarded with the highest title ‘Tea of the Emperor’. The top-quality leaves are gently wilted then carefully dried by hand in pans, producing a flat, emerald green leaf. This tea has one of the highest organic certifications and is monitored by independent eco-control centre based in Germany. The taste is fantastic, I finished my first cupful in three quaffs, my second infusion I forced myself be more cultured, despite changing from a china cup to a porcelain mug, and I sipped the tea. It is sweet and slightly buttery but with a defined green taste. I could drink this all day, truly lovely. I steeped for only two minutes at 80 degrees C.
You will receive 40 grams of tea for £5.00 this will allow you to make between 20 and 60 cups of tea. Two grams per cup, re-infuse the tea at least three times. This is between twenty-five and eight pence per cup. We also sell in larger amounts so the price becomes even more economical.
At Gently Stirred every order is gift wrapped so if you're buying for a number of different people just add that information at checkout