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Green Tea
Green Tea
Apricot, Astringent, Creamy, Nuts, Peas, Pine, Smooth, Soybean, Sweet, Vegetal, Chestnut, Artichoke, Nutty, Asparagus
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175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 48 oz / 1419 ml

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From Palais des Thés

Long Jing means “Dragon Well” in Chinese.

It is one of the most popular green teas in China. The plants grow on the upper slopes of the Tieh Mu mountains.

The tea can be recognized by the way it is folded into a characteristic sword-like shape.

It has a delicate fragrance, a slightly sweet flavor and a silky texture. The liquor is velvety and its chestnut aroma lingers for a long time in the mouth.

Tea and food pairings:
Try the delicious pairing of Long Jing with fish such as cod, dogfish, or monkfish. For cheese lovers, it perfectly pairs with goat cheese, such as Crottin.

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39 tasting notes

A subtle yet enjoyable green tea that does not offend the sensitive palate. The dry leaves are a pale green with streaks of off white running through them, like a forest in the mist. The leaves are pressed flat and rather unique in appearance, almost as though they were chipped off of a larger unity. The scent of the leaves is light and unassuming, and the brewed nose is just the right amount of sweet and nutty. There is a very mild earth tone as well. This is what I’d consider a neutral tea, it should not offend those who shy away from earth or nutty notes, and is sweet enough to provide a good flavor for those who demand it.

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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9 tasting notes

The long jing is much better than their pu. A little bit nutty, but not very deep in flavor. It’s better than mediocre

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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1 tasting notes

I love drinking Long Jing when I am really thirsty, after a workout.

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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1239 tasting notes

Oh dear. I realized I should have consumed this a while ago. I did not. It is now over a year old. I can tell by the pale green color that it is past it’s prime. But even when I first tried it, cough last year cough it wasn’t remarkable. But based on what I have been learning about Long Jing / Dragonwell, I can tell based on the leaves that this is a lowe grade. Not as many large leaves. Not as consistent. The first aroma I am receiving is decent. Stone fruits and bright veggies. The flavor is a bit dull though. As is the wet leaf aroma, though also with a bit of nutty and bready notes. I am only giving it 60 because I liked the first aroma. The flavor is metallic. Green wood. Like the green wood you try to burn at a campfire and can’t. The rest will be fed to a plant. >.<

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87 tasting notes

2022 Palais des Thés Advent Calendar

170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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2916 tasting notes

I had a particularly rambling but poetic note written for this one that just went poof. You may be glad it did, because now you get the short version.

Dragonwell is my favorite straight-up green tea and Palais des Thes has captured a particularly nice one. It’s the color of sunshine on my golden oak windowsill and tastes a little like dried sweet clover and fescue hay smells like. Little sugary finish at the end. Perfect for an early spring afternoon.


Awwww. I hate when notes go poof. A really nice feature on this site would be some sort of draft autosave.

Also, your descriptions make me crave dragonwell… mmmmm.


I’ll ramble another time :)

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4031 tasting notes

Palais des Thés Advent Calendar – Day 11

Yay, a nice Chinese green tea is the perfect thing for after lunch! Palais des Thés is not generally the place I would go to source such a tea, but I’m thankful to have this sachet available nonetheless.

This is a perfectly nice, mild dragonwell. It’s smooth and creamy with light vegetal notes that remind me of sugar snap peas and edamame. There’s some tasty nuttiness as well, perhaps pine nuts? Now that I mention it, there is a slight piney note here as well. And there’s a little hint of apricot at the end, which is something I often find in Chinese green teas.

It’s perfectly lovely and drinkable, and it’s making my workday so much better. :)

Flavors: Apricot, Astringent, Creamy, Nuts, Peas, Pine, Smooth, Soybean, Sweet, Vegetal

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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249 tasting notes

I’m so excited! I’m usually so bad at picking up the various notes, and I’ll read reviews and be wondering what the heck I drank compared to what everyone else has to say! This time, I actually DID figure out the sweetness and the chestnut notes, so I’m honestly rather proud. It’s a very light tea in steeped color, so light it made me wonder if I’d done something wrong. And unsurprisingly, it doesn’t have a super strong flavor, but it’s still plenty strong. It’s lightly astringent in a good way, and doesn’t have any grassiness or spinach flavor, which is my turnoff in green teas. I wouldn’t necessarily rebuy just because it’s not my – cup of tea – but it’s very nice.

Flavors: Chestnut, Sweet

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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19 tasting notes

is ok. Sweet & nutty. Not my favorite but can be good for people who do not like bitterness

Flavors: Nutty, Sweet

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1737 tasting notes

Unexpectedly, the looseleaf Long Jing from Palais des Thés in the sleek aluminum tube seems not to be as good as the tea in the cotton muslin sachet. Strange.

I had been wondering what their Long Jing leaves would look like and was surprised to find that they are very broken up. It’s quite possible that this is an old batch which has been jostled about a lot, as I bought the box set from one of the social shopping sites. The liquor was darker golden veering peach (not green) in color, but there were lots of particles at the bottom of the glass, so that probably had something to do with it. The taste was not that great either, and the liquor had none of the silken texture which I’ve come to associate with Long Jing.

The best part of this experience was the housing: I love the test tubes and will use them to store small amounts of teas once I’ve emptied them. Which won’t take long—this one contained less than 10 grams…

170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 g 17 OZ / 502 ML

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