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Guyu Longjing

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Guyu Longjing Green Tea|雨前龍井

 Tasting notes: Bold, seafood, velvety
 Origin: Meijiawu, Hangzhou, China
 Cultivar: 群體種 Qunti Zhong (Old Tree)

 Elevation: 340m
 Oxidation: ⦿○○○○

Longjing (Dragon well) tea is one of China’s most famous green teas with a history that goes back centuries—a tea that was immortalised in the poetry of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing dynasty. Guyu Longjing is made of one bud and one to two leaves, harvested later in spring. The higher temperature and more sunlight promote production of tea polyphenols, the compound mainly responsible for the classic bitter taste in tea—which is why the Guyu Longjing exhibits more robust aromas and flavors.

Compared to the Pre-Qingming harvest, the Guyu harvest has longer, greener and more slender leaves. The liquor is smooth and mellow, with a bright savory freshness and a lingering aftertaste (回甘 huigan) that stays in your mouth.

Our Longjing tea comes from a tea farm in Meijiawu, one of the five certified core Longjing production areas around the scenic Xihu Lake in Hangzhou, China. You’ll recognise Longjing tea for its distinctively flat jade-green leaves, shaped during the pan-firing stage which halts oxidation after harvesting. Pan-firing also gives this green tea a nutty aroma with notes of chestnut and roasted beans.

This tea is harvested before Guyu, the last solar term in spring. Guyu Longjing is not considered as premium, but has a strong fanbase. Many veteran tea drinkers prefer it for its fuller body and bolder flavor profile.

Grandpa style
2g | 60ml | 80°C

Gongfu style (Gaiwan)
4g | per 100ml | 80°C | 1 min
+ 10s per steep for at least 3 steeps

Western style (Teapot)
6g | per 500ml | 85°C | 3 mins
+ 1 min per steep for at least 2 steeps

The traditional style or ‘grandpa style’ of brewing Longjing green tea is to simply put some leaves in a normal drinking glass, add hot water and enjoy! You can leave the glass uncovered to let the steam escape.

The most magical thing happens when brewing Longjing—the leaves stand upright and dance up and down while they open. To get front-row seats to this show, you’ll want to use glass teaware!

These are just guidelines. As we always say, it’s best to experiment with a range of temperatures and leaf-to-water ratios to understand the tea and your own taste preferences.

Guyu Longjing

$320

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