Organic Dragon Well (Lungching) by Naked Teas Galore
Green Tea / Straight
$9.45 for 50g
Naked Teas Galore has a cute storefront in Langley, BC. I wandered in one day and had a lovely time shopping. Each tea had a little sample jar for you to see and sniff the teas, as it all came prepackaged. Organic Dragon Well was one of the first teas that I wound up picking out because I love a good, classic Chinese green tea and this certainly fit the bill.
Organic Dragon Well came prepackaged in a sealed matte black pouch that is resealable. There’s coloured labels on the front and back that describe the tea and provide steeping instructions. Organic Dragon Well is described as being a certified organic green tea that is “imperial grade” from Zhejiang Province, China. The leaves themselves are long, flat, with a green colour to it. There’s light grassy notes, with a hint of roasted cashews.
Naked Teas Galore recommends steeping Organic Dragon Well in 70-80°C (158-176°F) water for 1 to 3 minutes. My initial steep was in 79°C (175°F) water for 1 minute.
Organic Dragon Well steeps to a light yellow. It has a sweet grassy fragrance to it. The tea itself is sweet, has a slight grassy flavour to it that serves to highlight the nutty flavours in the tea that are more towards the tail end of each sip. I found it to be quite pleasant with zero astringency or bitterness when steeped for 1 minute.
A Second Cup?
I resteeped Organic Dragon Well four times (five steeps total), adding an additional 30 seconds for each subsequent steep. I found that the tea became more golden yellow in colour with each steep. The flavour profile stayed consistent, getting strong with each steep.
This may be a good tea candidate for the gongfu method of steeping since it would benefit from short steeps.
My Overall Impression
I loved Naked Teas Galore’s Organic Dragon Well. I appreciated the easy to understand labeling on the packaging, and the packaging itself. The tea was pleasant to drink and had a well-balanced flavour profile that stayed consistent throughout, which made for a nice drink. I would definitely recommend resteeping this one as the leaves do beautifully in being resteeped.