Organic Lung Ching aka Longjing , or Organic Dragon Well green tea, is the national drink of China and customarily is given to visiting heads of state. Like most other Chinese green tea, Dragon Well tea leaves are heated in a pan over an open flame to end the fermentation process. This fermentation occurs during the very tedious drying process.
As with a few other California Tea House teas, our Organic Dragon Well loose leaf green tea is best brewed in mineral water. Chinese folklore tells a story of rainwater staying at the surface of well water due to its ability to fly. This 'floating water' sometimes creates a twisting serpentine form in the well that resembles a dragon. Brew your tea in this perfect water for the perfect cup, hence the name 'Dragon Well'. Good luck catching 'dragon water', but some of our customers do eat the leaves of Dragon Well after steeping. They can't get enough!
Green tea contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols and helps fight cancer, high cholesterol and promotes weight loss.
After bringing your 'Dragon Water' (or store-bought mineral or filtered water) to a boil, let the water settle back down to around 180oF before steeping about 1 heaping teaspoon of tea per cup. Never steep more than 3 or 4 minutes.