2011 Pre-Qingming Shi Feng Long Jing (Weng Jia Shan) from Life in Teacup

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Life in Teacup

Product Description:

Production Year:  2011

Production Season:  Spring, harvested on April 5nd

Production Site:  Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou, Weng Jia Shan (Geographic Patent Site). Single estate.

Taster’s Review:

This is a delightful Long Jing.  The liquor is a pale green … very pale green!  It is so light in color that I thought that this would surely be a thin tasting tea, but, it is not.  It is quite lush; thicker than the color would lead one to believe.

The flavor is sweet and it has a creaminess to it that is evident in both taste and texture.  There are hints of nutty tones throughout the sip, and a very mild grassy tone.  It’s a barely-there kind of grassy/vegetative note, noticeable but not strong.

I would like to say that I took the time to steep this one in my gaiwan, and ordinarily I would have.  But, I was feeling lazy this evening, so I did it the easy way:  in my Breville One-Touch.  I steeped it for 2 minutes at 170° F, and it still produced a beautiful, lightly fragrant, delicious cup.

A truly refreshing, delicious Long Jing.  I recommend this to all the green tea enthusiasts out there!  It’s amazing!

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