4-in-1 Sampler - Arrived on time04/17/2017 ByLois (Qualicum Beach British Columbia) Good to receive your review request! My order arrived in good time and the tea awaits. I had a bit of a health setback that delayed my plans. Now, am improving and readying to make the tea. I so appreciate your website with all the info; been studying the best way to brew and the reviews of others. Also, the history, processing, source of your product are very inspiring. I will let you know when underway.. with thanks, Lois
AAA Grade - Complete treat!01/14/2017 ByAnnmary (Georgetown) This tea smells wonderful, in the opened package! I love the flavour, quite full, and I get at least three excellent drinks from my two grams of leaf. Bitterness is never a problem, even if I leave a third or fourth steeping quite a while. Ordinary green tea in bags cannot compare with this tea- I am so thankful to be able to buy this quality from this web-site. There is even a flexibility in terms of water temperature: It seems one cannot err, whereas a few degrees too high with an ordinary green tea bag, will bring out strong bitterness. This triple A grade is a complete treat!
4-in-1 Sampler - Not what I expected01/14/2017 ByRaymond (Woodmere) The tea came and I was expecting tea bags, not tea leaves. Now I have to go and buy an infusion ball. The leaves look great, has a nice deep dark green color, and the smell seem pleasing. Have to wait until I purchase the infuser to taste it.
AAA Grade - By far my favourite01/08/2017 ByShelley (Burton NB) I keep coming back to this Longjing. It's so smooth with low astringency and nutty flavor, and leaves a tingle on my tongue when I hold it in my mouth. This is just a delicious tea, and leaves a nice feeling of calm. By far my favorite.
AAA Grade - Excellent12/27/2016 ByJohn (Olathe) I have found it hard to obtain good Longjing here in the US without paying exorbitantly. This is the best I've come across that was reasonably priced. As it was shipped from directly China, it did take several weeks to arrive. However, it was worth the wait!
Jipin Grade - Excellent10/04/2016 ByHD (Nepean) Bought it on recommendation from Julian, excellent tea. This is my 2nd purchase from this site. Can't wait to sample different teas from this site.
Jipin Grade - Great taste!06/15/2016 ByJohn (Olathe) A bit expensive, but good Longjing is hard to come by in the US. I will purchase again!
4-in-1 Sampler - Excellent tea06/07/2016 ByArthur (Mentor) A popular USA tea store chain sells a Long Jing which is not very flavorful at all.
I tried your sampler pack and so far have had the A grade and AAA grade. The AAA grade is excellent, I am so glad I tried it, and it completely changes my view of this type of tea.
The A grade is okay but less flavorful. I'm looking forward to Jipin grade next. The price for the better grades is a bit high, but worth it for a special cup.
4-in-1 Sampler - Blew me away06/04/2016 ByDiana (Alphington) Hi Julian, this was my first time trying tea of this calibre. I'd been drinking Chinese green teas - admittedly of rather good quality that I was happy with - that a colleague of my father's brings directly from China. Nothing is in English so I don't know what I'm drinking (though one of them is Melon Seed tea).
Your Long Jing tea blew me away. I'd never tasted such fresh, full-bodied and flavoursome tea before. It was exhilarating. The lower grades A and B have thick peachy aromas, and the AAA and Jipin grades were more delicate and I could get 3+ infusions out of them - each time some other facet of the tea was revealed.
I don't think their caffeine content is high as they made me sleepy and relaxed! The tea is visually beautiful once in water - a deep, grassy green. It is reasonably priced for the quality. I soak the dry leaves in about 20ml of warm water for a few minutes before pouring ~80 degree water in until the cup is full.
I don't strain my tea - I leave the leaves in. Wasn't too bitter for me (I don't mind a bit of bitterness and astringency). I've been telling my family and friends about this tea, and will return to your shop to try other types you have. Cheers, Diana.
AAA Grade - 2016 year is vintage!04/28/2016 ByMichael (Singapore) I received my 2016 AAA Dragonwell 2 days ago.
As soon as I opened one packet, I knew that this year would be another exceptional year! :) 2016 is one of those vintage years again.
I have been buying your teas for many years so from one whiff , I could immediately tell.
This year's crop is full of Dragonwell goodness with the Chestnutty good taste ( even more so than previous years and is naturally sweet. Even though I bought the AAA grade, this year it had more of the characteristics of the King grade, which I purchased from you a couple of years ago.
It seems that there is some sort of correlation between a natural late spring harvest and an exceptional crop. I am glad that I waited for an extra month this year.
I am currently enjoying my cup of Dragonwell tea as I type this.