REVIEW: Kedoçay – Dragon Well (2014)


Tea: Green tea from the Hangzhou region of Zhejiang province, China
Sample provided by: Kedoçay
Twitter: @kedocay
Link to Dragon Well on Kedoçay website

Dry leaf:

– The dry leaf consists of large, flat leaves

– It has a strong vegetal aroma

Infused tea:

– The tea cups out a pale, lime green liquor that has a moderate vegetal aroma

– It is a smooth, medium-bodied tea with a thick mouthfeel. The liquor has a strong vegetal flavour with slightly sweet and salty undertones. This tea has a good umami hum


– Infuse this tea for three minutes with 85C water. It is good for three infusions

– There is nothing more satisfying than opening up a fresh pack of tea. This tea oozes freshness – and you can definitely smell and taste it. I really enjoy this tea because it has a vegetal flavour that reminds me of a Japanese tea. The intense umami flavours make it a very satisfying cup of tea



Retail price: 50 gram pouch for 20.50TL (£5.70) / 100 gram pouch for 38.95TL (£10.80)


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 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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