Adagio Teas Dragonwell Green Tea
A Very Good Pure Green Tea
Summary : If you love pure green tea, it will be hard
to see how you will not like this light and subtle tea. Definintely not
your garden variety "chinese restaurant green tea."
Review : Earlier today, I had a very unpleasant tea
tasting experience in the form of Stash
Green Tea, a true "cheap chinese restaurant tea" if there
ever was one. As such, I was looking very forward to giving the Dragonwell
Green Tea from
Adagio Teas a try.
I love the name of this tea...Dragonwell. Dragonwell is actually one
of the most popular green teas in China. This type of tea also goes by
the name of Long Jing, so don't let conflicting names confuse you.
Like other dragonwell green teas, the leaves of this tea are flat. And
like other teas from
the leaves of this tea are very, very high quality.
Here is how
Adagio Teas explains this tea on their website : "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.."
Make no mistake. This tea is a "pure green tea." Nothing has
been added. No scents. No flavors. No infusions. Just pure green tea.
Now, some people probably will not like this tea for that simple reason.
And that's fine. But for those poor people who have had their taste buds
destroyed by cheap green tea at chinese restaurants, I urge you to keep
a open mind with this tea. It is far better than any bagged restaurant
tea you will find...with a much more powerful taste with no bitterness
(just be careful to not oversteep the tea!).
Recommendation : Yes. This is a great high quality "pure
green tea." If you hate pure green teas in all form, then I suspect
you won't like this one either. But other than that, if you have been
wanting to try and pure green tea and don't know where to start...this
Adagio Teas makes a great place to start.
Tea Information and Brewing Instructions
- Tea Reviewed : Dragonwell Green Tea
- Manufacturer :
- Available from :
- Type of Tea : Green
- Leaf Type : Loose
- Date of Review : December 14th, 2006
- Tea Rating :
- Brewing Instructions : Pour 6 ounces water
that has a temperature of 180 degrees (not boiling!), over about
1.25 teaspoons of green tea leaves. You want to use more than
1 teaspoon of leaves with this tea because the leaves are quite
large (which throws off precise teaspoon measurements). Let steep
for 3 minutes.
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