REVIEW: Blue Lantern Tea – Dragon Well (Lung Ching)

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Tea: Green tea from Zehjiang Province, China
Sample provided by: Blue Lantern Tea
Link to Dragon Well on Blue Lantern website

Dry leaf:
– A mix of light green and dark green leaves that are full, flat and broad
– The dry leaf has a fairly pronounced sweet aroma

Infused tea:
– The tea cups out a pale green liquor that slightly darkens with each infusion
– With infusion, the liquor takes on a chestnut aroma
– The liquor is medium to full-bodied. Chestnut notes dominate the flavour, and it is a rather savory tea
– It has a thick mouth feel and a lingering chestnut aftertaste

Conclusions/tips:
– Infuse the tea with 85C water (or slightly cooler) for two and half to three minutes. It cups out three solid infusions
– This tea is a great value: it offers buckets of flavour for the price. I would imagine people who are big Dragon Well lovers would very much appreciate its chestnut flavour, and they would see it as a great everyday tea

Score:
4.75/5

Retail price: 2 ounces for $4.95 / 4 ounces for $8.00 / 8 ounces for $15.00

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I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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