Dragon Well Loose Tea
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Dragon Well (or longjing) is one of China's most famous teas – and for good reason. Meticulously produced by hand in the Zhejiang province of east China, the distinctive green leaves are flattened against a hot wok, giving them the appearance of slender blades. The result is a lusciously rich and nutty infusion that's heaven for a green tea lover…
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We're not just fans of Alice in Wonderland: we're partial to a little Tolkien too. The Hobbit's dragon Smaug was 180 when he was slain, so we've numbered our Dragon Well 180.
Brew the Perfect cup
1 teaspoon (2g)
80 degrees / 200ml water
Ever since our founder Walter Whittard weighed out tea leaves behind his high mahogany counter, we've been experimenting with our own inventive blends. Today you'll find extraordinary creativity in our collection, from unique twists on classics like English Breakfast to more inventive blends laden with fruit and flowers.
Green tea's fresh, verdant taste is down to its processing: the leaves are heated shortly after picking, stopping the oxidation process that would eventually turn them into black tea. Some of the best green teas are found in Japan and China, where the techniques of firing or steaming the leaves have been perfected over many centuries. Find out more about green tea here.