Longjing Dafo Village
Sold out for 2013
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- Green tea
- Dafo Village, Xin Chang County, Zhejiang Province, China
- Flat leaf style
- Rich chestnut & grain flavors
- Fresh, clean, intensely-nutty aroma
- Pale amber-colored liquor tending toward straw
Use 3 teaspoons (2-3 grams) per 6 oz of water
Steep 2-3 infusions at 2 minutes each.
Water temperature should be 170° - 180° F
Longjing tea is the pride of Zhejiang Province where it has been made for many centuries. This fine Longjing is plucked in tea gardens located approximately 50 miles outside of the Xi Hu designated Longjing region in Xin Chang county.
This toasty Longjing will perk up even the most jaded palate. Our savvy tea enthusiast customers have discovered the clean, fresh and refreshing flavor of this increasingly popular Longjing. A little dry "pull" of astringency gives this tea a desireable thirst-quenching quality. Its characteristis large, flat, somewhat 'lumpy' appearance makes it easily identifiable in a ' guess what tea this is' contest.
What Longjings have in common is the shape of the leaf and the pluck - two leaves and a young bud. While each tea is hand-made, they do have slightly diferent appearance because they are hand-shaped and made using the same pan-firing techniques.
Where Longjings differ is in the flavor - Longjing Dafo possesses a distinctive small leaf and a well-shaped appearance and signature taste that combines toastiness, nuttiness and delicacy in a unique way. From the first sip of the initial steeping right through to the lingering taste of the final cup, Longjing Dafo fills the palate with rich, fresh, satisfying flavor.
There is a long history of tea cultivation and tea drinking in this region: much of it began centuries ago to supply the needs of the resident monks and visiting scholars at the Dafo Buddhist Temple ( constructed 4th century BC).
Once again, our tea supplier has kept our price for Longjing Dafo Village the same as it was last year, and that is good news indeed.
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