Long Jing is considered to be China's most famous green tea. It's revered for its vibrant emerald colour, aromatic sweet flavour and strikingly attractive flat leaf - features we'll look into in more detail shortly. This variety mainly grows in Zhejiang which is in the Eastern Costal Province of
China. Here, countless centuries of skill have gone into developing this pan-fried, artisan tea - which you can now enjoy on Tea Tasters.
There's a mystical story about the Hangzhou region that gave rise to Long Jing's alternative name 'Dragon Well Green'. Legend has it that the many lakes around Hangzhou were home to a dragon. There was also a tunnel in the bottom of a well which led to the nearby coastal sea waters. Here, the dragon would move to and fro at his own pleasure - something we're about to experience with this very special tea.