Review: JING Pre-Rain Organic Dragon Well Supreme

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Thumbs up!"The flavor of the tea is mellow and smooth, consisting of sweet, nutty tones ever-so-lightly accented by a grassy finish. If you are able to splurge, this tea might just be worth it."
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jingpreraindragonwellAt the time of writing this review, Jing tea has an informative and entertaining video pertaining to Dragon Well tea posted on their website. This little clip set the mood for me to brew and enjoy my sample of their "Pre-Rain Organic Dragon Well Supreme". This tea is the product of the April 1st harvest (picked before the rainy season) and is touted as Jing's highest grade Dragon Well green tea. This tea is highly prized because it was fired by one of China's top firing masters, a topic which is covered in the little video. This leaves are a grassy green color and are broad and flat; overall it is a great visual representation of Dragon Well tea. The dried leaves have a springy aroma about them which persists into the brewed liquid, although once steeped, the aroma is more heavily characterized by a nuttiness. The flavor of the tea is mellow and smooth, consisting of sweet, nutty tones ever-so-lightly accented by a grassy finish. This is a light-bodied tea and thus one that could be enjoyed at any time of day and also repeatedly throughout the day. I could easily brew a big pot of this and enjoy it all day, from when the tea was hot and freshly brewed to when it was cooled. I attempted a second infusion with the same leaves and noted an expectedly weaker tea; not altogether bad but clearly not as tasty as the first infusion. I really enjoyed this tea and would recommend this tea to others, particularly to seasoned Dragon Well drinkers. The smooth and nutty flavor is sure to please. The only drawback to this tea is its price. Being a high quality tea of limited harvest and fired by a prominent firing master, it is only natural that this tea will cost more than other Dragon Well teas. And while the price is justified, it may prevent some people from being able to buy it. Two ounces of this costs roughly $20, however if you are able to splurge, this tea might just be worth it.

— To purchase JING Pre-Rain Organic Dragon Well Supreme, 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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