REVIEW: The Tea Co – Dragon Well Supreme (Long Jing)

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Tea: Green tea grown in Zhu Ji, China (near Hangzhou city)
Sample provided by: The Tea Co
Link to Dragon Well Supreme on The Tea Co website

Dry leaf:
– The dry leaf is flat, broad, and light green in colour
– It has a strong grassy aroma

Infused tea:
– The tea cups out a pale liquor that has a pronounced grassy aroma
– With the first infusion, the flavour of the liquor is sweet and grassy – very similar to a sencha. The second through fourth infusions have more grassy notes with some nutty undertones
– It is much lighter in body to many Dragon Wells I’ve tried, but it has a thick mouth feel and a lingering aftertaste

Conclusions/tips:
– Infuse this tea two to three minutes with 85C water. You can get three to four solid infusions
– Personally, I really like this tea because it is not as full-bodied as many Dragon Wells I’ve tasted. Its bright, grassy, sweet flavours  appealed to my love of Japanese green teas

Score:
4.5/5

Retail price: 50 grams for £13.70 / 100 grams for £25.95

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About teaxplorer

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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