Monday, April 7, 2014
thalassarche:

Longjing green tea (西湖龙井), sometimes known by its direct English translation of dragon well. Produced in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. It is pan-fried soon after it is picked, and often picked by hand. The demand for longjing has led to many imitation teas, but true longjing is grown from specially cultivated trees in Hangzhou, and has a fuller aroma and lingering aftertaste than teas claimed to be longjing that have different origin. Longjing is one of China’s Famous Teas (中国名茶). 

thalassarche:

Longjing green tea (西湖龙井), sometimes known by its direct English translation of dragon well. Produced in HangzhouZhejiang Province, China. It is pan-fried soon after it is picked, and often picked by hand. The demand for longjing has led to many imitation teas, but true longjing is grown from specially cultivated trees in Hangzhou, and has a fuller aroma and lingering aftertaste than teas claimed to be longjing that have different origin. Longjing is one of China’s Famous Teas (中国名茶)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Dragon Well or Long Jing

Most famous of all Chinese Greens, Dragonwell hails from the West Lake region of Hangzhou. The leaves are pressed into a broad and flat shape during its signature pan-firing. For years, it was reserved as a tribute to Emperors and is praised for its ‘four uniques’: jade color, vegetative aroma, mellow chestnut flavor and singular shape. (Teaclass.com)

China’s Famous Teas → 1/10
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Cat lady’s tea time. (by Yuri Figuenick)

Cat lady’s tea time. (by Yuri Figuenick)

DSC_1130 (by shen_lan)

DSC_1130 (by shen_lan)

Friday, April 4, 2014
Classical Chinese tea art (by xijian_photo)

Classical Chinese tea art (by xijian_photo)

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Moroccan tea (by aminah51)

Moroccan tea (by aminah51)