The rehydrated leaves look so intensely green! Teavivre's steeping recommendations listed one to six minutes, so I settled on four, as I like my green tea to be stronger. I used a little over a teaspoon of leaf with twelve ounces of water that had been boiled and then left to cool for five minutes or so.
To me, Dragonwell green tea embodies two main characteristics: sweetness and nuttiness. The sweetness is in the vegetal, fresh, wet-leaf aromas and seems to be more prominent in the dry leaves than in the brewed tea. The nuttiness provides more of a background to the aroma but comes forth more strongly in the flavor.
Sure enough, our cup of very pale green tea gives off pleasant nutty and slightly-roasted smells, closest to roasted almonds, if I had to make a comparison. (Make no mistake, there are not actually any almond flavors, here.) The flavors are smooth and bold, the latter in part due to my four-minute steep time. The nuttiness immediately hits the tongue, spreading in a mellow manner. I can find no fault with the cup that I made.
This spring's Teavivre's Organic Superfine Dragon Well Long Jing is fantastic. I highly recommend giving it a try. This tea embodies everything I look for in a good Dragonwell green tea.
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Teavivre's Organic Superfine Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea is available from their website, here.
This tea was provided for my unbiased review by Teavivre.
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