Organic Nonpareil She Qian Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea
Tiantai Mountain, Zhejiang, China
March 23, 2016
Uniform flattened tea leaves, mostly bud with unopened tiny leaf
Sweet floral, chestnut
Pale yellowish green
Smooth, sweet and brisk; no hint of bitterness; aftertaste of this tea is pleasant lingering
Tea Tree species:
Jiukeng tea tree species
Cangshan Organic Tea Garden
Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)
Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated
She Qian Long Jing Tea are picked shortly after the buds sprout. All tea gardens are busy of making the earliest spring tea in March. Made of mostly buds with one unopened leaf, this tea can reach your expectation of both the beautiful brewing tea shape and the organic quality.
Definition of She Qian
To understand the name of She Qian, we need to see the components separately. She is 社(shè), which refers to the She Ri festival, and Qian is 前 (qián), same meaning as the word before. So She Qian tea means the tea harvested before She Ri festival.
The tea picked around March 20 (at the spring equinox) are tender and precious. The temperature during that time is low that cause the slow growing of tea buds sprout, result in limited amount of tea of that high quality.
惊蛰 (Jing Zhe):Around Mar 5, the Waking of Insects ;
春分 (Chun Fen):Around Mar 20, the Beginning of Spring (spring equinox) ;
清明 (Qing Ming):Around Apr 5, the well-known Qing Ming Festival ;
谷雨 (Gu Yu):Around Apr 20, the Grain Rain Festival ;
Feel the spring atmosphere from this first sip of organic Longjing Tea in the early spring. Enjoy the graceful dancing tea in the tea cup: lively swaying and slowly sinking to the bottom.
Recommend Brewing Method
Chinese Gongfu Way
Teacup: 8.75oz / 250ml
176℉ / 80℃
Use 2 Teaspoons / 2 Grams Tea
Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins
Gaiwan: 3oz / 85ml
176℉ / 80℃
Use 3 Grams Tea
5 steeps : rinse,50s,60s,90s,120s,150s
Gaiwan may be your choice
Rinsing time is around 5 seconds