Tasting notes: Silky mouthfeel, sweet, sweet corn, light/subdued nuttiness.
Farm Location: Wengjiashan, Hangzhou, China
Long Jing or "Dragonwell" is easily one of china's most famous teas. MANY producers make Long Jing, but it's a tea that takes a massive amount of skill to make correctly. For example, just a few extra moments on the pan-firing and you could get an over-dominance of nuttiness. Instructions on how to properly brew Long Jing green tea are included, this method I don’t see used by many in this industry but is by far the best way to steep long jing to optimize its character.
Temperature: 85 celsius
Quantity: 2g of leaf per 100 ml
Add leaves and fill vessel half-way with water and steep for 20 seconds.
Add remainder of water and steep for an additional 20 seconds.
For subsequent infusions add 5-10 seconds to the second steeping time.