Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Far Leaves
This famous pan-fired green tea was bought direct from this champagne region. Its green spears provide a sweet buttery brew and conjure up pastoral scenes and clear mountain springs.
Learn more about this tea here.
My relationship with Dragon Well tea has not always been such a fond relationship, there was a time when I didn’t really care for the stuff much. But, I’m glad that has changed, because I am loving this Dragon Well Green Tea from Far Leaves!
So, how did I come around from a point where I actually disliked Dragon Well to a point where I love it? Well, my first cup of Dragon Well I had when I was still learning the best ways to brew tea … and I did not know that green tea should be brewed at a lower temperature than black teas. I used to brew everything in boiling water, and my first cup of Dragon Well was BITTER! Ugh!
Now, I brew Dragon Well at a hot but not too hot 175°F for just 2 minutes. This produces a really lovely cuppa. The flavor is pleasantly sweet, vegetative, and not at all bitter. It is smooth and nearly free of astringency (there is just a bit of astringency, but, it is barely noticeable).
I love the buttery tones of this Dragon Well. The buttery taste gives the overall cup a taste that reminds me of mild steamed vegetables that have been topped with melted butter … but sweeter! Delicious!
It tastes pure and refreshing. A really pleasant cuppa. Do yourself and infuse these leaves a second time – add another 30 seconds to the brew time – the tea is even better with the second infusion!