Lung Ching, Long Jing or Dragon's Well green tea are some of the finest Chinese green teas. Lung ching comes from near Hangzhou in the region of Zhejiang, China. It is made with the top shoots only, hand-picked with no accompanying leaf, no matter how small.
Lung ching tea laves are worked lengthways and flattened and fired flat, so unlike gunpowder are flat shards of green tea, with a light to dark green colour. Lung ching brews to a light green liquor and has a smooth, fresh, floral and aromatic flavour.
Lung ching is best drunk plain, from early morning onwards.
- Quantity: 1½ teaspoon (3 g) per cup or person
- Water: 75oC (167oF)
- Brew time: 3 - 5 minutes
- Dattner, C. (2007) The Taste of Tea, Flammarion. ISBN 9782080300225.