The tea garden from which we source our Supreme West Lake Long Jing is located high within the mountains of Hangzhou. For generations, the family that works this land has crafted exceptional Dragonwell tea by hand, using completely organic farming methods, and following pan-firing techniques handed down from one generation to the next.
This batch is picked from the very tender first spring shoots. Each tea leaf was meticulously hand-picked in late March, then just as carefully roasted by hand on wood fired pans.
Our Supreme Long Jing tea offers a subtler and grassier high-quality finish than mainstream Long Jing tea picked later in the season. These flat and smooth special-grade tea leaves (resembling light pale green pine needles) brew a tea with a pale green color, wonderfully fragrant scent, and a refreshing floral taste.