Dragonwell (green tea)

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Organic Dragonwell Green Tea

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  • 3.4 oz Tin $18.95
  • 0.5 oz Sample $3.95
  • 2.0 oz Pouch $10.95
  • Two x 2 oz Pouch $19.71
  • 8.0 oz Pouch $26.95
  • 1.0 lb Pouch $46.95
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Our beautiful Organic Long Jing Dragonwell from Zheijiang Province will soothe and refresh.

Broad, flat, bold green leaves create an entrancing golden-green liquor. Rich, nutty, and sweet flavor with a nice rounded finish.

Meticulously plucked in early spring when they are full of aroma and have a silvery shine, careful hands turn and press the leaves in a firing wok until they obtain their characteristically flat shape. The process requires skill to maintain the temperatures needed for superior quality, taste and volume.

Dragonwell (Longjing or Lung Ching) is a delicate green tea known for its gentle, sweet flavor. Dragonwell Green Tea is from eastern China from the providence of Zhejiang. It is famous throughout China for its superior quality and still the most widely known Chinese tea.

The term "Lung Ching" or "Lungching" translates to "Dragon Well.” The tea has taken the name of its village of origin. (See Legends for more detail)


USDA Organic

2.0 oz Pouch $10.95 - 30 servings 37¢ per cup | 3.4 oz Tin $18.95 - 51 servings 37¢ per cup

Other Names: Longjing, Lung Ching, Lungching, Dragon Well

Customer Reviews

  1. February 27, 2014 Review by Deborah
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    My favorite of Zhi's green teas. I don't usually like green teas because I don't like the vegetal/green or smoky tasting teas that are the usual green tea fare. I do like this Dragonwell, though. It has a mild, sweet flavor and tastes good hot or cool.

  2. November 25, 2012 Review by Zach
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    excellent tea

    I was looking for a traditional, simple Chinese green tea and this one is excellent. Great job Zhi!

  3. November 7, 2012 Review by Frank
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    This is very good Longjing Tea at a very good price.

  4. July 12, 2012 Review by Vito
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    OK...so 4.75 stars rounds up to 5 stars (that's 95 on a 0 to 100 scale for the mathematically challenged).

    Smooth, nutty, and slightly sweet; ZhiTea's Dragonwell has a subtle, almost fruity, faintly honeyed quality, like a white peony (I mean a mellow Chinese white peony tea...not the deeper, zestier stuff from India), except with the vegetal quality of a Long Jing (Lung Ching...whatever--tea vendors can't seem to agree on the "correct" English transliteration, which is why I prefer the name "Dragonwell").

    Truth be told this is just short of the best Dragonwell I've ever tasted, but it's not short by much, and at ZhiTea's price, it's a stunning value. After snorking up the sample pronto, I have no choice but to buy this tea by the pound in my next order. There are some things a man just has to do.

  5. March 24, 2012 Review by didi
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    I researched green teas,found Dragonwell to contain high levels of antioxidants and I ordered it based on reviews and on the nutritional properties.
    Zhi teas had a very competitive price, and the owners sounded like really sincere tea lovers.
    Shipment was fast, packaging really nice, and the Dragonwell tea is just delicious!

  6. August 6, 2010 Review by Angela
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    Longjing, or Dragonwell, is my favorite tea, and Zhi hits home with this one.

  7. April 20, 2009 Review by Tina F.
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    Very enjoyable. We have been drinking this for months without growing tired of it. Just ordered a magic tea maker and I can't wait for it.

  8. March 24, 2009 Review by Max
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    Good for every day.

  9. November 9, 2008 Review by Britney
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    My fave. I love it and drinki it daily now!

  10. September 14, 2008 Review by Katherine
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    A must try. This lung jing is spectacular. It has such a fresh taste with no bitterness. I have been to China and this is as good as anything I have had there.

  11. July 27, 2008 Review by Beth
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    Fatastic! Brewed up in my magic tea maker, faast and easy for while I'm at work.

  12. June 28, 2008 Review by Miriam
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    One of the very best.

  13. June 24, 2008 Review by Jamie F.
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    This is a fantastic high grade tea! Placed the order before work and it was waiting for me the next day.

  14. June 1, 2008 Review by Margaret
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    Finest tea from Zhi Tea. Thank you again.

  15. May 21, 2008 Review by Edna F.
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    We are really enjoying this lovely green tea. Thank you!

  16. November 12, 2007 Review by Mandi
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    Wow. Thanks guys. This is a great dragon well.

  17. October 20, 2007 Review by Jason
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    I think I oversteeped this first time, needs more like 2 min steep, and quite cool water i.e. not boiling.

  18. September 19, 2007 Review by Will
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    Incredibly clean and frsh dragonwell. Zhi has obviouslly gotten its hands on a fine quality one. I am a demanding Chinese green tea lover and I fully recommend this tea.


Water: 160-175°F | Leaves: 1 tsp per 6 ounce cup | Infusion Time: 2-3 minutes

Basic Steeping Tips
- Use filtered or spring water, whenever possible - Don't overboil water - Remove leaves after recommended time (adjust to taste) - If you want stronger tea, use more leaves instead of steeping for a longer time
Leaves can be resteeped 2-3 times resulting in various flavor differences. Don't throw out those leaves until they have given it all up!

Hint: Err on the side of a short steep and increase time as needed. Careful not to heat the water too hot! A great steep will result in a fantastic sweet cup full of flavor.
Dragonwell contains Vitamin C, amino acids, and has one of the highest concentration of catechins among teas, second only to white teas.

Green tea in general has been researched a great deal over the last 20 years. Results indicate that the catechins in green tea are responsible for a lowered risk of heart disease, lowered risk of cancer (especially prostate and breast), and potential reduction in onset of Alzeheimer's.
Dragonwell, or Longjing, is a very popular green tea hailing from Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejing Province in China. It is renowned for its high quality and is often regarded as the national drink of China.

Dragonwell tea has such an excellent quality because of its elaborate production process. The tea leaves are picked during different times of the year – the leaves picked before the Qingming Festival are called Mingqian and the leaves picked before Grain Rain are called Yuqian. After being picked, the tea leaves are baked by hand with specially made iron pans by tea masters. There are many methods of baking the teas, and the tea masters know the certain movements to take according to the temperature, color, and moisture of the tea leaves.

Dragonwell tea was granted the status of “Imperial Tea” (Gong Cha) by Emperor Kangxi during the Qing Dynasty. Kangxi’s grandson Qianlong visited West Lake, where the Xi Hu Dragonwell tea is produced, during one of his vacations. He was presented a cup of Dragonwell tea at the Hu Gong Temple under the Lion Peak Mountain. In front of the temple were 18 tea bushes. He was so impressed with the tea that he granted the 18 tea bushes special imperial status. To this day, the tea bushes are still alive and the teas they produce are auctioned off every year for more money than a gram of gold.

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