Brewing Instructions

To experience the full tantalizing taste profile of our 2020 Longjing Spring Equinox, steep the leaves in a pre-heated high-density Yixing pot between 5 -- 6 ounces at 165—175 degrees F using 3g of leaves to 6 oz of water for 5 minutes. If you prefer a stronger taste increase to 2g to 3 oz ratio. The best way to actualize the taste profile of this tea is with the use of water from a good but low mineral mountain spring. If a fine yixing pot is unavailable, a well formed porcelain gaiwan or even the taster mug gives satisfying results. 

As described below this tea can also be infused lightly as most people do here in the USA, using a ratio of 3g to 6oz water for 30 seconds to 2 minutes depending upon one’s personal preference. 

Water Temperature:  168-175 degrees
Water Quality:  Best with Spring Water with low mineral content
Amount of Leaf (per 6 fl oz water):  1 rounded tsp. (3 grams)
Steep Time:  2-3 minutes
Number of Infusions: 3

Our Longjing (Dragonwell)  may be prepared in a standard teapot, or in . For best results, we recommend that you pre-warm your your favorite mug or lidded gaiwan, and place 3 grams of leaf per 6 oz of liquid, before infusing with 168-175 degree water for up to 1-3 minutes. As with all green teas, Dragonwell can be infused at least three times. Increase the time and temperature slightly with each subsequent infusion. Experimenting with your own temperatures and steeping times is encouraged. Cooler temperatures and shorter times yield more mellow, fruity elements, while hotter water and longer times produce more floral and full-bodied complexities. Always use the best-tasting water you can find, and adjust steeping times, quantity of leaves, and water temperature to your personal preferences.

We highly recommend brewing your tea in a teapot or mug with a removable infuser so that you can remove the leaves at the end of the steeping time. Whole leaf teas of this quality need room to unfurl and expand in the water in order to perform their "magic." If you don't have a removable infuser, you can brew the loose leaves directly in the pot. At the end of the steeping time, pour all of the tea into a warm serving pitcher or pot.