Widely known as “Dragon Well,” Lung Ching is one of China’s “Ten Famous Teas” eagerly awaited each March and April.  Meticulously plucked, withered and pan-fired to perfection, this First Grade tea is a masterful achievement of the balance between bitter and sweet.  A sunshine yellow infusion presents contrast.  Water chestnut resounds and bitter plant undertones give way to a softer, sweeter hint of vanilla.

Preparation: 3 grams tea leaves (2 level teaspoons) per 8 oz. cup of filtered water, boiled and cooled to 80°C/176F.  Allow to brew 3 minutes.