Dragonwell

Picture of Dragonwell
Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Dragon Well (Long Jing)
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Zhejiang, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Dragonwell

This tea's info last updated: Oct. 11, 2009

Commercial Description

Green tea from the Chinese village of Dragon Well (Lung Ching in local parlance). Dragon Well tea has a distinguished shape. Its leaves are broad and flat, a result of laborious drying. There is something to show for this hard work: Dragon Well tea is refreshingly smooth, sweet and delicate, among the very best of Chinese greens. Our 'Dragon Well Requiem' is a First Grade version of this truly sublime tea.

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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 2/5
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I tried brewing this by the exact same method I had brewed Novus' dragonwell; both were similar portions of whole-leaf tea in pyramid sachets. Although Novus can't really compare with Adagio, as a whole, I think on this particular tea, Adagio's tea fell short.

The first infusion was very flavorful, rich, and aromatic. It infused very quickly. Aroma was grassy, very toasty, and had some skunky tones and a hint of smokiness. This cup was deep and dark. It had a noticeable caffeine presence, and a moderate amount of astringency and bitterness. Judging by this cup alone, this would be among my favorite dragonwells that I have ever sampled.

Although I actually liked the cup very much, I was disappointed that this tea mostly gave out after the first infusion.

The second infusion, which I steeped for a full eight minutes trying to get it stronger, was still very weak. There was slight bitterness and astringency remaining. The cup was fairly dark-colored cup, but had very little aroma. What aroma there was was grassy and skunky. There was a mild, and pleasant metallic aftertaste.

I wish I had more of this tea, as the first infusion was strong enough that I would try making a very brief (30 sec. or less) infusion and see if this tea could be infused multiple times with better results. But as-is, I am slightly disappointed. I really liked the first cup, but generally, for a dragonwell of this price, I want to be able to infuse it multiple times with better results.
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