Long Jing tea is unquestionably the most famous in China, with a history that began 1200 years ago. West Lake Long Jing tea, grown alongside the scenic West Lake near Hangzhou, being the most sought after by many enthusiasts of premium tea; both in China and the West. The tea has a long and mysterious history and was reputed to be a great favourite of Chairman Mao Zedong.
This batch is a first-picking certified 'West Lake pre-Qing Ming' tea from MeiJiaWu, which requires it to be produced from the very tender first spring shoots prior to the 5th of April each year (approximately). Pre-Qing Ming Long Jing teas offer a subtler and grassier high-quality finish than mainstream Long Jing teas picked later in the season.
Our new first grade pre-Qingming Long Jing tea brews many cups that are faint light green in color, but produces a soothing depth of flavor and aromas that captivate the senses.