Harvest Location: Yunqi Village, Xihu, Hangzhou
Harvest Date: 03/15/2020
Cultiver: Longjing 43
Dry Leaf: Bud + 2 leaves. yellowish-green, flat, pan-fried
Flavor: Nutty, vegetal, slightly sweet
Liquor: Velvety, medium yellow
Xihu Longjing is one of China's most popular teas. It originated in Longjing Village, Hangzhou, located in the Zhejiang Province of China. It was considered to be an imperial tea by the Kangxi Emperor of the Qing Dynasty.
Longjing tea leaves are plucked out in a combination of one or two leaves and one bud, then pan-fried and flattened by hand. This unique pan-frying process of the leaves adds a nutty, toasty flavor to them.
The tea brewed from these authentic Xihu Longjing tea leaves has a yellow-green color, a velvety body, and a nutty roasted flavor.
Put 3 grams of tea leaves in a small glass pitcher aka, fairness cup or chahai, and then fill with 6 ounces of 170 F temperature water.
Steep about 2 minutes before straining, allowing some water to stay in the glass with the leaves and brew a second time when ready.