Meijiawu Lung Ching -   - Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Meijiawu Lung Ching - Loose 2 oz. Tin - Harney & Sons Fine Teas
$ 4.72

Meijiawu Lung Ching

Sale price$ 85.00
Packaging Type:Loose
Unit:2 oz. Tin
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Lung Ching is to Chinese green teas what French Champagne is to sparkling wines: the standard against which all others are measured. With almost no tips, it has the classic Chinese green tea qualities of steamed bok choy and roasted nuts. 

This is from one of the four original locations outside of Hangzhou. We have bought from Mr. Zhao for years, so you can count on this being the real tea. 


Green tea.

Mike's Rating

1 Briskness
2 Body
3 Aroma
 Details: Lung Ching means "Dragon Well," which refers to an old well halfway up a hill outside of Hangzhou in Zhejiang province, where the tea was originally grown. This tea comes from a village on the other side of the hill, called Meijia Wu. For the last few years, Mr. Zhao has made our Lung Ching. His house and tea factory are up the hill, with hills of tea plants just outside. This year, we chose a tea that had a great body and lovely sweetness, indicative of great levels of amino acids. It was made just before the Qing Ming Festival, the peak season.
 Dry Leaves: The flat, narrow leaf is stiff and smooth, with a spear-like shape about an inch long. Though it looks like a single flat needle, the unit actually comprises two leaves and a bud joined at the stem.
 Liquor: Pale yellow.
 Aroma: Steamed bok choy and toasted walnuts, with top notes of sweet spring grass.
 Flavors: The delicious meatiness of roasted eggplant with similar steamed bok choy and toasted walnut flavors.
 Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
 Body: Medium-to-light-bodied. This tea is loaded with amino acids that give it sweetness and body.
 Brewing Time: 2 to 3 minutes
 Brewing Temp: 175º