Dragonwell Lung Ching, (China), Loose Leaf Tea
Item# DragonwellLungChingGreenLooseLeafTea
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Dragonwell
Loose - Green Tea

CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Full bodied tending astringent (brisk) with a slight heady bouquet. Full green tea flavor.

INGREDIENTS: Green tea

INGREDIENTS FROM: China

REGION(S): Zhejiang Province

GROWING ALTITUDES: 1500 - 4500 feet above sea level

GRADE(S): Lung Ching Grade #2

MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Non fermented, Traditional process, Small batch crafted, Pan fired

ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Very High

CAFFEINE LEVEL: Low

KOSHER: Yes

VEGETARIAN: Yes

VEGAN: Yes

ARTISANAL NOTES: Small batch blended and packed in Canada.

INFUSION: Bright and green

INFORMATION:
Lung Ching Tea - also known as Dragonwell or Longjing is produced by hand through a 10-part process. The side of West Lake in Zhejiang Province grows the tea used to produce Dragonwell. Dragonwell is distinguished by its beautiful shape, emerald colour, scented smell and tending sweet floral character.

In the People's Republic of China, mists and fog often compensate of insufficient rainfall, at the same time cloaking the gardens in secrecy. Here tea is produced according to ancient time-tested methods and workers perform all tasks by hand, just like their ancestors. The tealeaves that become Dragonwell (a.k.a. Lung Ching) are plucked before the Clear Light Festival or at the least before the spring rains have fallen. The choicest come from a part of the mountain called Lion's Peak, where plucking takes place before each tender shoot has more than one leaf.

Legend has it that in 250 AD a Taoist monk affirmed that there must be a dragon lurking in a certain spring not far from Hangchow. The monk implored the well dragon to come to the rescue of the poor farmers suffering a crippling drought. Instantly, the clouds came rushing in from every side and poured forth a timely rain. One account of this, an old temple adjoining the spring is known as Dragon's Well Monastery, and this tea derives its name from the same legend.

STEEPING TIME
TEA CUP 8oz (237ml) 10oz (296ml) 12oz (355ml)
AMOUNT 1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 1.5 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon"
MILD 1-2 min 1-2 min 1-2 min
MEDIUM 2-3min 2-3 min 2-3 min
STRONG 3-5 min 3-5 min 3-5 min
We recommend 4 min

TEA POT 18oz (532ml) 36oz (1064ml) 48oz (1419ml)
AMOUNT 2 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 4 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 6 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon"
MILD 1-2 min 1-2 min 1-2 min
MEDIUM 2-3 min 2-3 min 2-3 min
STRONG 3-5 min 3-5 min 3-5 min
We recommend 4 min.

SERVING RECOMMENDATIONS:
MILK NO, SUGAR NO, LEMON NO, MINT NO.

IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 85C/185F. For Food Safety reasons bring water to 100C/212F and let it cool down to 85C/185F.

HOT BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).

ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Liter/Quart):
Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1 cups/315ml over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about!)

ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving):
Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the tea. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional serving. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about!)

FOOD SAFETY ADVISORY: We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea. Today's water has been known to carry viruses, parasites and bacteria. Boiling the water will kill these elements and reduce the potential incidence of water-borne illnesses.

RECOMMENDATION: We recommend the use of our '1 Cup of Perfect Tea' measuring spoon for best results. Please contact Blue Monkey Tea to place an order.

ANTIOXIDANT BENEFIT: For a greater antioxidant benefit brew longer and use more tea.