Premium Green Tea Spring Pre-Qing Ming Long Jing
Premium Green Tea Spring Pre-Qing Ming Long Jing
Premium Green Tea Spring Pre-Qing Ming Long Jing

Premium Green Tea Spring Pre-Qing Ming Long Jing

Tea Soul

The Pre-Qing Ming Long Jing Premium Spring Green Tea was harvested and processed in early April in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. The first harvest of the season guarantees a superb taste, as the plant retains all the nourishment gathered during the winter. The leaves have a delicate green hue and yield a fresh-tasting liquor reminiscent of a cool spring morning. Only the first shoots were harvested for this premium tea.

Tasting - Sight and Smell

The leaves of this Premium Spring Pre-Qing Ming Long Jing Green Tea are flattened in shape, with a glossy surface that is smooth to the touch. The coloration is yellow-green and already on the nose the dry has an intense roasted aroma. Once infused, the leaves give off sweet and toasty hints of praline almonds, hazelnuts and popcorn, notes of acacia honey and a very slight vegetal hint, with delicate herbaceous notes. The liqueur in the cup is bright, straw-yellow and transparent, with bai hao visible on the surface - a sign that the leaves and buds are young and still protected by a light layer of soft silvery-white down.

Tasting Notes

The first infusion of Premium Spring Pre-Qing Ming Long Jing green tea is smooth, savory, and has slightly vegetal notes (zucchini, asparagus) as well as a delicate roastiness and a hint reminiscent of walnut. As the infusion proceeds, an almost starchy note appears, along with a stronger hint of nuts (roasted almond). The savoriness becomes more intense and is accompanied by a surprising umami. With the last few infusions, vegetal hints emerge again and an elegant, fleeting floral note appears on the finish. The body is of medium density, silky and extremely smooth on the palate. A tea devoid of astringency or bitterness, characterized by a long savory persistence reminiscent of roasted peanuts

Location of origin

Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Infusion method

We strongly recommend infusing Premium Spring Pre-Qing Ming Long Jing Green Tea in the traditional Chinese method (gong fu cha) to enjoy these leaves at their best. Following this preparation, 5 grams of leaves (about 3 teaspoons) can be used in a gaiwan of about 150 ml to obtain multiple infusions with different tastes. After a quick rinse of the leaves in water at 75°C, one can proceed with an initial infusion of 25 seconds and, after that, keeping the water at the same temperature, proceed with multiple infusions increasing the time by 10 seconds each time (25-35-45...).

This tea has a longevity of about 5 infusions.

For a classic preparation according to the Western style we recommend 3 grams of leaves (about 2 teaspoons) in a 200 ml cup with water at 75°C for an infusion time of 3 minutes.

The tea can be filtered for ease when tasting and also the infusion times given above here are meant to be purely indicative so you can also adjust according to your personal taste.

We recommend storing in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

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