Review: TeaGschwendner China Lung Ching

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Thumbs up!"The flavor is really that of the darker richer vegetables, but with the sweet and bitter on the sides."
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chinalungching.jpgLung Ching, or Dragon Well as most of us know it, is the official Tea of the Chinese Government, this particular Dragon Well also ranked in the Top 5 of its category at the World Tea Championship. Its rare that a small bag of leaves holds so many more distinctions than I, myself, am ever likely to hold. I probably should have cowered in awe, but mostly I just wanted to subject it to boiling water torture and enjoy the results.

Just looking at the dry leaves inspires a certain respect, their beautifully mottled, and richly scented. The leaves are a dark green speckled with classical yellow polka-dots. Holding a teaspoon full of the leaves to the nose not only makes onlookers thing that you've got something other than tea, but also teases your nose with a rich green, slightly citrus aroma with just the slightest suggestion of something almost chocolaty across the nose.

Kinda like a cliched literary relationship this tea begins a bit bitter, but works its way to a gentile sweet finish As you steep and resteep these leaves, something pretty common with cheapskates like myself, you'll find that it develops more complex vegital tastes as the bitter and sweet slowly, and quite gracefully wane. You can definitely see why this Tea rated as well as it did.

— To purchase TeaGschwendner China Lung Ching, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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3 Responses to “Review: TeaGschwendner China Lung Ching”

  1. Troy Says:

    “Holding a teaspoon full of the leaves to the nose not only makes onlookers thing that you’ve got something other than tea”

    I thing I need to use my spellcheck…

  2. yatea Says:

    I don’t even need to taste it to know it low grade Dragon Well…The leafs looks terrible.

  3. Troy Says:

    Its amazing that you have the ability to tell exactly what a tea must taste like based solely on the picture… I on the other hand really enjoyed it….

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