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LongJing Green Tea 2016

LongJing Green Tea 2016
LongJing Green Tea 2016 LongJing Green Tea 2016 LongJing Green Tea 2016

LongJing Green Tea is one of the world's best known green teas. Originating from the Eastern Province of ZheJiang, LongJing has a distinct flattened leaf, sweet aroma and smooth taste.

We are pleased to bring our customers this rather special LongJing green tea. Grown in the high mountains surrounding LinAn, this tea may look a little rough and ready compared to some of the more widely available Long Jing teas on the market, however, what this tea lacks in appearance it makes up for in aroma and taste.


The 2016 LongJing, has a depth and complexity we have not enjoyed to a LongJing before. We hope you take the chance to try this green tea for yourself and experience what a green tea can taste like.


The tea garden is managed by a team of passionate tea experts and adheres to international organic standards. The tea plants are originally planted during the communist times of 1960s-1970s.

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Product Details

Quantity Discount
5 - 9 5.00%
10 - 19 10.00%
20 - 39 15.00%

Year and season of Harvest:   April 2016

Recommended Best Before Date:   2019

Description of packaging:   Resealable pouch

Product weight:   50g

Region:   LinAn, Zhejiang, China

Alternative Names:   LongJing, Dragonwell

Basic Brewing Information

Recommended Brewing Method: Filter Cup or Filter Mug

Vessel Capacity:
 150 - 200ml
Tea Quantity: 3g (loose leaf)
Water Temperature: 70 - 90c 
People / Servings: 1 - 2

Instructions: Rinse the tea with a little hot water and then discard it. 
Next refill the tea pot and follow the infusion times below.

Infusion Times (in seconds):
1st. 60
2nd. 90
3rd. 120

For more alternatives, visit our online tea brewing guide. Includes different styles and infusion times for green tea.

Tea Farmer Background

Mr. Li is a veteran of the tea industry. He and his team have worked hard to develop the company's production. This includes the 800m-1000m site which in corporates a large swath of old tea trees that were planted either in 60's or 70's.

Their company focuses primarily on the export market and has developed a strong following overseas for their EU and Organic compliant teas.

Tea Facts and Tea Region Information


Population 54 million
100,000 km2

Tea Production Area 170,410 hm2 (5th Largest in China)

Climate Subtropical Monsoon; average annual temperature 15-18C.

Tea Types Predominantly Green, some Black.

Famous Teas Longjing 龙井, Anji White 安吉白茶, Golden Bud, Jingshan.

Notable Cultivars Longjing No.43, Anji Bai, Huang Jin Ya.

Tea Ware Dragon Spring Kilns 龙泉.


Tea Production

The majority of Zhejiang's tea production is dedicated to green teas such as Long Jing (Dragon Well), and Anji White tea (a green tea, but called white due to pigmentation of leaf) is another famous tea from this area.

Zhejiang possesses a more temperate climate than its southern neighbour Fujian, a fact reflected in its focus on green tea production; with cooler winters and a noticeably less volatile summer, tea production is at its peak before and after Qingming. Although in recent years there has been a trend to expand the tea season as many tea farmers have begun to experiment producing different tea types. Where previously tea bushes were pruned back after the end of the Spring growing season, tea farmers are now picking later in the season and producing black teas.

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