Dragonwell Green, Special Grade
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China’s most famous and highly prized green tea is hand picked in the Hangzhou region and our special grade is rarely available outside of China.
Its tender, flat green leaves produce a light emerald green liquor with a most intriguing aroma of sweetness and vegetative taste.
Brewing Tips: Our Dragonwell Green tea (or Longjing tea) should be made with cold, filtered water that has been brought to a boil and then allowed to cool for 1 minute (170-180° F). Using one rounded teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag for each cup required, pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. Dragonwell Green tea should be steeped for 2-3 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping. Decant and enjoy!
How Much Tea Do I Need?
1 pound of loose leaf tea will make approximately 160 cups of brewed tea
8 ounces of loose leaf tea will make approximately 80 cups of brewed tea
4 ounces of loose leaf tea will make approximately 40 cups of brewed tea
I had never been a fan of green tea although I had tried a number of them. I decided to give it one more chance and purchase a more expensive one, such as this one. I absolutely love it and it is a favorite afternoon and evening tea. I brew it for the full 3 minutes after cooling the water slightly.
I generally do not spend a lot on tea, but this one I save for special occasions or when I am hosting friends with a refined tea palate. First off, the leaves are pressed, delicate and feathery, which the picture cannot really show (imagine one-inch willow leaves pressed and dried- light green and silvery). They are something to behold and unlike any other tea leaves I have seen.
The taste is delicate and as the description says: light, vegetative and grassy- quite appealing. This is one tea where it really pays to pre-heat the tea pot and brew for the suggested time to properly balance the delicate flavors. A real treat.
Why Mark T. Wendell Tea Company?
Highest Quality Teas
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take for my order to ship?
We strive to ship orders within 2-3 days of receipt. However, due to the handcrafted nature of our products, combined with inventory limitations, some orders may take longer to ship. If there is a significant delay in shipping your order, we will contact you directly with details.
Are your teas cultivated naturally? Are they Organic?
All our teas are sourced from tea estates, suppliers and importers that we have personally worked with for decades and many for generations! We only purchase teas that have been cultivated naturally, devoid of pesticides and growth agents.
Teas that have the term “Organic” in the products name have gone through additional certification by the country or origin and USFDA. Even though all our products are natural, we are unable to list them as Organic unless they have gone through these steps. Sometimes, this certification can be costly and time consuming for growers. Each country has different regulations, so many sell the teas to us without this extra labeling.
How long does tea stay fresh?
If sealed properly and stored away from extreme hot/cold temps and moisture, tea will stay as flavorful as the day you bought it, even after 18 months.
How long should I brew my tea?
Tea brewing times and water temperature can vary between tea varieties. Please consult this link to find the best method for your tea!