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Organic Nonpareil Ming Qian Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea - Organic

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This tea's info last updated: Jun. 4, 2014

Commercial Description

Dry tea is shaped straight and pretty. Soup presents tender a yellowish green color, tastes sweet and brisk; aroma lasts long in the middle and back part of the tongue. Fresh aroma with chestnut flavor.

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73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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I could definitely taste a little chestnut and a little grassiness in the flavor and was delighted by the leaves. Shortly after I first brewed this, I noticed a light astringency or bitterness in the aftertaste. As I drank, this finish became smoother and more muted. The same thing happened with the second cup. I believe this was because I overbrewed it, because for my cup the next day this didn't happen. So I'd definitely recommend a short steep time.

Very pleasant, fresh, smooth, and high quality green tea, that I'm drinking happily. It is very pricey on the website, though. Thanks fore the sample, Alex!
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93 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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If you are looking for a truly great Long Jing (Dragon Well) tea, then this is the one to buy. I have tried dozens over the past decade, and none could stand up to this. Sweet and fresh, light and flavorful. You can really taste the springtime in this tea, which leaves a wonderful feel in your mouth long after the liquid is gone.

I have spent a good time with this tea this morning, admiring the dry leaves and great aroma. The ease with which it unfurls and dances in my cup, and the heady aroma steaming out of the golden brew. Restoring, refreshing and a wonderful experience.

Many thanks to Alex Z. for sending me this sample and introducing me to TeaVivre!
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67 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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It's been a long time since I've had a Dragon Well. I thought this was a good sample, yummy and mellow, and nice to relax with at lunch... albeit a little pricey for everyday. It reminded me a little of pea soup, in a good way mind you. I didn't taste chestnut hints, as the description suggestions, but I'm not disappointed -- I liked it overall!
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77 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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What a delicious tea! The aroma is very bright and green, vegetal and fresh like a nose full of spring-time.

It has all the aspects of Long Jing but better, the taste is intense but also mellow. Green, vegetal, tart (not bitter or sour, but tart like fruit) and subtly sweet with floral notes. There is also the aftertaste of fresh seaweed but without the fishiness of the ocean, very refreshing. I love the way the taste lingers in the mouth long after it has been swallowed.

A truly delicious tea that I can see myself splurging on for a special treat.
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91 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
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This is my favorite Dragon Well ever sampled, and the third top-notch dragon well tea that I've tried from TeaVivre. This tea tasted more similar to TeaVivre's organic offering than their Superfine Pre-Ming Dragon Well Long Jing Tea.

The dry leaf smells amazing!!! It smells very bold and strong.

When brewed, aroma is typical for a dragon well. Flavor is very smooth: sweet, and with little bitterness or sourness and some umami. I find there's a little more of the chestnut aroma. Leaves a pleasant, dusty sensation on the palate.

I found I preferred a longer (2 minute) steeping for the first cup.

I do think I enjoyed this tea a bit more than the other two TeaVivre dragon wells, but it costs over 50% more. Is it worth the extra price though? Maybe for a big splurge, but green tea is something I drink in quantity, and TeaVivre's other green teas, especially theh other two dragon wells that I've tried, are lower priced and still top-notch.

This would be a good purchase for someone who wants to try a truly extraordinary dragon well, but it's not an everyday tea!
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