Purchased from Jing Tea Shop, July 2010
Type: green tea, first pick 2010 (April 2nd from aged trees)
Origin: Weng Jia Shan, Xi Hu, Zhe Jiang province (small production)
mmmm.. one of my most favorite fragrances in the world is the smell of Long Jing tea leaves after the first wetting. I needed this today after yesterday's Gong Ting pu'erh. This particular Long Jing is very green-bean-sweet and nutty, with a full and silky mouthfeel. No bitterness, just pure Long Jing nutty sweetness. This is the tea that turned me into a real tea lover. I went through a batch earlier this year that I purchased from New Century Tea Gallery. This one is nuttier and the leaves (I like to taste and eat the leaves of good green tea after a few steepings) are just as sweet and nut-filled as the aroma. Hardly any bitterness at all (the New Century one had more bitterness in the taste of the leaves). This batch of Long Jing from Jing Tea Shop will be well-savored, for sure.