The other day I made a discovery while I was checking out our pantry. Because I am petite (I only stand 5’2.), I cannot reach nor see what is on the top shelf of our pantry so I got me a chair to help me. I found some paper plates, paper cups, a pack of chocolate powder and a jar of coffee powder. I was about to get down from the chair when I have decided to reorganize that shelf and then that’s how I found a pack of Xi hu Longjing tea. It was standing alone in the darkest part of the shelf. No wonder I did not notice it right away. I asked my partner why he did not tell me that he has this tea. He told me that he forgot about it since we have other green teas as well.

I am not familiar with this type of tea. So I made a little research on the internet.

Longjing tea is a type of green tea originated in China. It is also know as the Dragon Well Tea. This is one of the best teas produced in China. There are different kinds of Longjing tea, but I am not going to discuss it here. The one that I found is Xi hu Longjing. According to Hojotea.com, this type of tea is produced at the tea gardens in Xi Hu area at an altitude of 100 meters.

I used our cafetière to brew the tea. I boiled 300 ml of water, let it rest for a while til it reach the temperature 85 degrees C and then I poured the water on the French press and brew the tea for 2 minutes.

It was an exciting moment for me because I have never tried this tea before. In my opinion, the Longjing tea has a mild taste and a sweet scent. I recommend this tea to everyone.

 

Longjing
Stylish tin can.
Longjing
Details.
Longjing
125 g of loose Longjing tea leaves.
Longjing
The tea leaves itself.
French press
The French press.
Longjing
The color is actually green but it looks like yellow in the cup.

 

Longjing
Enjoying Longjing tea while listening to an audio book by Oliver Burkeman.

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