Long Jing - Pre Qing Ming

Especially favored by Qing Emperor Qian Long, this very top grade of China's popular green tea offers a fresh aroma and light flavor with subtle sweetness and hints of chestnut. Qing Ming or "Pure Brightness" is a date in the Chinese lunar calendar and corresponds to around April 4 to 6. Teas picked before this time would be sent to the emperor as tribute. Plucked March 28th, this authentic "Long Jing" comes from Mei Ji Wu (Mei family village) in the West Lake area of Hangzhou. Brewing: 1.5 tsp, 170 deg, 2 min, 2 inf.