Last week I reviewed Grand Tea Premium Jasmine Pearl Green Tea which is a decent representation of naturally flavored jasmine green teas. This week I’ll review Shi Feng Dragon Well Green Tea from Grand Tea which is a pre-Ming harvest of 2017.
Dragon Well (aka Longjing) is originated from Longjing village near Hangzhou in Zhejiang province. It’s arguably one of the top most popular teas of China. If you had the chance to try it you’d know why! I always try to keep some in my tea cupboard because dragon well is one of my go-to teas whenever I long for a smooth, refreshing green tea.
Dry leaves of this week’s tea are flat as with all dragon well teas but shorter than other dragon wells I’ve tried so far. They are quite light green and uniform in appearance. It’s pan-fried and roasted. The smell of dry leaves is grassy but not a strong one.
It cupped out light green-yellowish liquor with slightly cloudy appearance. It’s unexpectedly sweet and smooth with no astringency at all. Mouthfeel is mildly thick and velvety. It has got a tad touch of a grassy taste alongside with some floral tones in the background. The aftertaste is not persistent but leaves a refreshing, mellow taste in the mouth.