This site has limited support for your browser. We recommend switching to Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.
Zoom West Lake Longjing
Zoom West Lake Longjing
Zoom West Lake Longjing
Zoom West Lake Longjing

West Lake Longjing

$378 Regular price
Subscription Save

West Lake Longjing | 西湖龍井

 Tasting notes: Vegetal, chestnut, umami
 Origin: West Lake, Hangzhou, China
 Oxidation: ⦿○○○○

An easy-drinking version of China's most famous tea, our West Lake "Dragon Well" is mellow with a pleasant nutty, umami flavour.

Why we love it:

  • It is one of China’s top ten teas with a history that goes back centuries—a tea that was immortalised in the poetry of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing dynasty.
  • It has a savoury, grassy flavour that transforms into a sweet aftertaste in your mouth.
  • Its nutty aroma comes from the kill-green process that stops oxidation, when the Tea Master pan-fires the leaves on a hot wok. He presses the leaves flat against the sides of the wok by hand, giving them a flat shape.
  • It's made from the second spring harvest of the year (pre-Guyu/ before the Grain Rains). Because the plants have been explosed to more sun, the leaves are bigger and greener and the tea has a more robust flavour than Pre-Qingming Longjing.


What is Longjing tea?

100ml Gaiwan
4g | 80°C | 1 min | 3 infusions

300ml Teapot
4g | 70°C | 3 mins | 1 infusion

The traditional style or ‘grandpa style’ of brewing Longjing green tea is to put the tea leaves in a drinking glass or bottle, add hot water and enjoy the tea without straining the leaves out.

These are just guidelines. We recommend experimenting with a range of temperatures and leaf-to-water ratios to understand the tea and your own taste preferences.

West Lake Longjing

$378 Regular price


Covid update

Due to the pandemic, international delivery fees are higher than normal and we cannot deliver to some countries. Contact us at for help.

Hong Kong delivery

Delivery is free for orders of HK$500 or more. Heavy items do not qualify for free shipping. Please allow 5-7 working days for your delivery. See our shipping policy.

International delivery

Delivery is free for orders of HK$2500 or more. All other orders have a flat delivery fee of HK$450. Heavy items do not qualify for free shipping. We aim to send orders within 5 business days of payment, and they are usually delivered within 14-60 days, depending on the destination. See our shipping policy.

Returns policy

If you would like to return an item, please contact us at first. Items returned without notification may not be properly identified and may result in delays in addressing your concern and/or processing your refund.
Not all items are eligible for refunds. Please see our refund policy for more.


No more products available for purchase

Your cart is currently empty.