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Longjing tea, sometimes called by its literal translated name Dragon Well tea, is a variety of pan-fried green tea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Teas - Longjing 龙井

Longjing “Dragon Well”

Longjing “Dragon Well”
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Longjing is a king of all types of green teas. This tea is one of the most favourite and beloved...

2013 Zhejiang Long Jing Hong Cha AAA Grade

2013 Zhejiang Long Jing Hong Cha AAA Grade
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Material came from the same tea trees with Longjing green tea. The dry tea leaves are rolled...


Quotes - Longjing 龙井

„Dreaming of the Tiger Spring. The water from the spring itself seeps out from quartzite and is regarded as among the finest in China.The water is popular for brewing teas, such as the local specialty, Longjing tea.“

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Source Web: Dreaming of the Tiger Spring in Hangzhou[online]. Wikipedia. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_spring>. [q135] [s25]


„Longjing tea was granted the status of Gong Cha, or Imperial tea, in Qing Dynasty by Chinese emperor Kangxi. According to the legend, Kangxi's grandson Qianlong visited West Lake during one of his famous holidays.
He went to the Hu Gong Temple under the Lion Peak Mountain (Shi Feng Shan) and was presented with a cup of Longjing tea. In front of the Hu Gong Temple were 18 tea bushes. Emperor Qianlong was so impressed by the Longjing tea produced here that he conferred these 18 tea bushes special imperial status. The trees are still living and the tea they produce is auctioned annually for more money per gram than gold.“

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Source Web: Longjing tea 龍井茶[online]. Wikipedia. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longjing_tea>. [q138] [s33]


„龙井 Longjing - Maybe the most well-known green tea in China. It originates in Hangzhou (杭州), the capital of Zhejiang Province. Longjing in Chinese literally means dragon well. It is pan-fried and has a distinctive flat appearance. The tasteless frying oil is obtained from tea seeds and other plants. Falsification of Longjing is very common, and most of the tea on the market is in fact produced in Sichuan Province and hence not authentic Longjing.“

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Source Web: Chinese green tea[online]. Wikipedia. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_tea>. [q464] [s60]



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„Mr. Gao showed us how to identify gu shu (ancient tree) tea leaves by looking at their texture, rubbing them between your fingers, and eating them raw. Old tea trees produce thicker, more leathery leaves that don’t easily come apart when you rub them. And gu shu buds should be white & shiny. When you chew them, the flavor is very bitter but there is also a strong sweet fragrance, and the juice is relatively easy to swallow. Tai di cha (terrace plantation tea) is also bitter but with a strong, lasting astringency on the sides & front of the tongue, and the juice is harder to swallow.“

Source Web: The Tea Urchin. Learning how to identify gu shu & make maocha[online]. 2011. Available on WWW: <http://teaurchin.blogspot.cz/2011/09/learning-how-to-identify-gu-shu-make.html>. [q933] [s107]

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