Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: The Tao of Tea
Grown near the famed West Lake in Hangzhou, Dragonwell has been honored since the Tang Dynasty. It is said to be at its best when brewed with water from the nearby Tiger Run Spring which is high in natural minerals and sweet in taste. In making the tea, the leaves are hand roasted in small woks. With precise hand movements of the tea maker, the leaves gain a flat, shiny, and jade appearance.
Learn more about this tea here.
I’d like to think of myself as somewhat of an adventurous tea drinker. I am willing to try just about any type of tea (with a few exceptions), and I’ve tried some pretty unusual combinations. That being said, sometimes, I want a tea I can rely on. One that I know will deliver a flavor that I will enjoy, and one that I know what I can expect from it.
Like this Dragonwell from The Tao of Tea. I knew – even before I brewed it for the first time – that I’d be getting a delicious tea. I enjoy Dragonwell tea, and The Tao of Tea has never let me down before. They consistently – reliably! – offer high quality, delicious teas that never disappoint.
And this Dragonwell is quite what I would expect from a Dragonwell tea: sweet, lightly buttery, with a sweet, grassy tone and a hint of nutty flavor in the background.
Another delicious tea from a company that I’ve come to trust to deliver nothing but the best: The Tao of Tea.