Authentic Dragonwell Longjing Green Tea


Longjing tea was granted the status of Gong Cha, or imperial tea, in the Qing dynasty by the Kangxi Emperor.

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Like most other Chinese green tea, Longjing tea leaves are roasted early in processing (after picking) to stop the natural oxidation process, which is a part of creating black and oolong teas. The actions of these enzymes are stopped by "firing" (heating in pans) or by steaming the leaves before they completely dry out. As is the case with other green teas (and white teas), Longjing tea leaves experience minimal oxidation. When steeped, the tea produces a yellow-green color. The tea contains vitamin C, amino acids, and, like most finer Chinese green teas, has one of the highest concentrations of catechins among teas.

The free amino acids and theanine concentrations contribute positively to what is perceived as a good taste.

Additional information

Weight 0.27 kg
Dimensions 20.0 × 15.0 × 10.0 cm

1Kg Longjing Tea, 250g Longjing Tea, 500g Longjing Tea