Long Jing teas were picked in the early Spring before the Qing Ming Holiday in Zhejiang. The temperate, overcast and rainy winter climate of Zhejiang contributes to the tenderness and sweetness of the buds and leaves which are picked early in the Spring and are then expertly pan-fried in a wok which further brings out the tea's unique characteristics, with slight sweet and bitter subtleties and the distinguished 'roasted chestnut' aroma.
Qing Ming Day, the traditional Tomb-Sweeping Day is one of twenty-four solar terms in Chinese lunar calendar, which is between 4th and 6th, April. Ming Qian means pre-Ming. The tea picked before Qing Ming Day are tender and precious. tea lovers are very much fond of the high-grade Ming Qian Tea.
Origin: Zhejiang Province, China
Harvest Date: 2023 March
Aroma: Sweet and 'roasted chestnut' aroma
Liquor: Light yellow-green
Taste: Smooth and soft, mouth-watering, long-lasting lingering sweet aftertaste
Storage: Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated