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2020 Longjing - Qianlong cultivar, The Emperor's Garden
2020 Longjing - Qianlong cultivar, The Emperor's Garden

2020 Longjing - Qianlong cultivar, The Emperor's Garden

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25 gr. Signature Pack

Just like our Imperial Harvest Longjing, this mesmerizing tea is created from the original Dragon Well cultivar, dating back to Qing dynasty (1644-1911). This brand-new version is made using the fresh buds and the second or third apical leaves - yi ya er san ye 一芽二三叶 - giving this tea a sweeter and more natural aroma. With each new infusion, a precious floral bouquet fills the air with a mesmerizing scent, starting a sensorial journey that brings us to an Imperial garden, where Dahlias and Gardenias gracefully bloom, living in the palate a lingering scent of pineapple sage and lemon verbena.

Unlike Cultivar 43, this Longjing cultivar is rare and its production scarce. The dry leaves do not appear to be in a homogeneous form, but nevertheless they maintain their traditional flattened shape. The great variety of aromas and flavors makes this tea a true paradise for the most refined palates, and a great choice for a refreshing springtime tea.

Origin: Meijiawu, Zhejiang Province
Flush: Spring 2020
Storage: avoid heat, light, and moisture

Infusion Parameters

Eastern Brewing

Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 30 ml of water
Brewing time: Begin with a 30-second brew. Increase with each successive brew as needed. 
Water temperature: 75° C
Number of brews: 4-5

Western Brewing

Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Brewing time: 2:30 minutes
Water temperature: 75° C

Cold Brew

Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Brewing: put the tea leaves in room temperature water and steep for 6-7 hours. Filter the liquor and drink within 24 hours.