Dragon Well Green Tea from Far Leaves

dragonwellTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Far Leaves

Tea Description:

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.

Taster’s Review:

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!

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