Lung Ching (Lungching) Green Tea

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Brand:Foojoy
Style:Dragon Well (Long Jing)
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:China
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 18, 2014

Commercial Description

This prized China green earns its distinction with beautiful budsets, a golden brew, and a memorable sweet finish. Plucked in early spring, these buds give an elegant, full-flavored cup.

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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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This is the first dragon well tea I've tried and, based on my experience, I really must try more. There is an undertone of baked flavor, but I like it and think it compliments the tea well. It adds complexity without becoming dominant.

I brewed this at 175 °F for 3 minutes. Interestingly, the appearance changed notably between my first cup and my second, though I hadn't rebrewed it. I had brewed enough for about two cups but only poured one, leaving the tea in the kettle set to stay warm. The first cup was a light yellow with a green tinge, while the second cup was a slightly darker yellow with a ginger tinge. The flavor didn't change too much, though.

A very solid green tea. I couldn't find price information on the web page, so I gave the value my default when in doubt: a 3.

Update: I tried this one another time with carrot cake and really enjoyed it. I think, oddly enough, that my tea at home turns out better when I use unfiltered tap water. (Normally I used filtered water.) I found it both satisfying and meditative. Very nice tea.
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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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The first inexpensive dragon well or long jing green tea that I've tried that I thought worth drinking. A relatively low grade of dragon well, but recognizable as its style, and pleasant.

Dry leaf looks quite broken, honestly doesn't look the best quality, but it has a rich and pleasing aroma. The aroma resembles a classic dragon well, but is also fairly smoky, a quality I normally don't associate with this style of tea.

The smokiness doesn't come through quite as much in the brewed cup. Flavor is bold and strong. Has a slightly more cooling quality, a little more brisk than a typical dragon well. Imagine a dragon well that has moved ever-so-slightly in the direction of chun mee or a high-quality gunpowder tea. Moderate astringency, enough to impart a full-body but not so much as to be unpleasant.

I was easily able to brew two cups from the same set of leaves. The second cup had a rather metallic finish, but besides that it was enjoyable. Normally I find dragon well to be a tea that is very easy to brew (hard to oversteep) but I found this tea slightly harsher if brewed too strongly.

Definitely not a high grade of dragon well or long jing, but very good for its price, and very if brewed carefully. Wegmans Dragon Well is, I think, better, but it's also significantly more expensive.
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