The original Longjing cultivar, whose roots go back to Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911). Emperor Qianlong (1735 - 1796) was particularly fond of this tea, so as to preserve 18 plants of Longjing in his garden for his exclusive use. This tea, made of only the delicate unripe buds and the first apical leaves - what the Chinese call yi ya yi er ye 一芽一二叶, literally one bud with one or two leaves - is a higher prized level, fit for an emperor.
Its liquor has a delicate green shade that shines of golden hues, disclosing the most creamy and mellow taste, rare and precious. Sweet notes of pear open in the palate, accompanied by a natural hazelnut flavor and floral notes of vanilla orchid, leaving in the mouth the typical fresh and umami taste that characterizes this ancient tea.
The most valuable harvest, enclosed in a 25 gr. Signature pack.
Origin: Meijiawu, Zhejiang Province Flush:Spring 2020 Storage: avoid heat, light, and moisture
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
Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water Brewing time: 2:30 minutes Water temperature: 75° C
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.
All the teas included in our offer that are not part of our production, are the result of a careful selection made among the best Chinese producers, who share the key points of Eastern Leaves: care for the environment, precise and accurate processing methods, and only best-quality teas.
The years of commitment to our land, taking care of the trees and trying to achieve to best quality through the leaf-processing, continuously learning season after season, allowed us to build valuable relationships with other tea-producers all over China that we are glad to support and share with you.
Our constantly updated offer includes all tea categories: white, green, yellow, dark (fermented heicha), and wulong.
Free shipment in Continental Europe for orders above 69€, in the rest of the world 95€/99USD. In China free shipment above 39 USD.
For all European countries and America we ship through our distributor located in Italy, while for Asian, Oceania and African countries we use our logistic center located in China.
Within the European Union the shipping time is between 1-5 days, while for Extra-UE shipment the delivery time varies between 5 and 12 days. For European countries there is no custom-clearance procedure; for all the other shipments we accompany the package with all the necessary papers to ensure the fastest process possible.
In Europe and US we ship through TNT Express courier or UPS; in Asia we use EMS.
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