The phrase ‘crouching tiger, hidden dragon’ is a Chinese idiom, typically comprised of four characters and refers to a larger tale with a lesson at the end. It derives from an ancient Chinese poem which compels one to search for the extraordinary behind the ordinary. The traditional name of ‘Dragonwell tea’ is inspired by the legend of a powerful dragon who hid for centuries in an ordinary, forgotten well.
Long Jing tea appears deceptively simple upon first impression, before the veiled flavours emerge and develop with a subtle sustained presence. The scent of gentle umami enlightens the key structure of the body until notes of green artichoke and soft cream pass through the palate to finish the sip with the lingering fragrance of waterlily.
Brewed Green Tea
1 tablespoon per 250mL at 85° for for 1 minute. To achieve 85°C water temperature, use four parts boiling water to one part cold water.
Cold Brewed Green Tea
Cold water with 1 tablespoon per 250mL, brew overnight