Tea: Lungching Green Tea

A Dragon Well (Long Jing) from Foojoy

Picture of Lungching Green Tea
Brand:Foojoy
Style:Dragon Well (Long Jing)
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Teabag
# Ratings:4 View All

Review of Lungching Green Tea

AromaFlavorValueTotal
7 of 104 of 55 of 580 of 100
Very GoodGoodOutstanding

When seeing the price and packaging of these Foojoy teas, my initial impression was that they must be low quality at such a price point. Like my experience with Tenren, this initial impression has turned out to be wrong.

This Longjing is a fine representative of the style in a teabag. The tea brews to a golden color, and the aroma is a bit vegetal with hints of nuttiness and sweetness. The flavor of this tea is basically like that of a medium grade Longjing tea, quite smooth, round, complex, and flavorful, with a bit of nuttiness. The aftertaste includes a subtle sweetness. Overall, I am very happy with this tea.

Update #1: In another box of this tea, it seems the batch was not quite as fresh. Whereas in my first box, many leaves were significantly light green and produced a fresh and flavorful drink, the second box was nowhere near that quality. Instead, it was a bit bitter and astringent, without the same complexity, depth, and subtle sweetness.

Update #2: With another box of this tea, the quality is good again. I am assuming that the box in update #1 was a bit of a fluke. Still, my experience with Foojoy has shown me that occasionally a box will not have high quality. I have found this with their Classic Oolong tea. This may be due to shelf life, but I am not sure yet.

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