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Dragon Well Pre-Qing Ming 2014

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Harvested on March 28, 2014, this year’s pre Qing Ming Dragon Well is everything we have come to expect in the first harvest of the new year.

Very hard to find outside of China, this delicious brew is sweet yet nutty with an amazingly smooth finish.

Easily recognized by the hand-flattened, yellow-green leaves and distinct fragrance this spectacular tea is mellow yet flavorful with an almost sweet finish.

One of China's most well-known, celebrated teas, Dragon Well is grown in the mountains of Zhejiang Province in the village of Long Jing. When in Long Jing you can see this tea being pan fired almost everywhere you go.

This exceptional pre Qing Ming green tea is a real treat for tea drinkers.

Quality Note

  • Dragon Well comes in several grades or levels of quality
  • The taste of the lower grade cannot be compared with a special or first grade Dragon Wells' clean, smooth character and sweet finish
  • Lower grade teas are easily recognized by their inconsistent leaf shape and size as well as the almost fishy taste in the cup.

Dragon Well Pre-Qing Ming 2014 Tea Type: Green Tea

Ingredients: green tea

Origin of Dragon Well Pre-Qing Ming 2014 : Zhejiang Province, China

Dragon Well Pre-Qing Ming 2014 Caffeine Strength:

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3 oz.$28.95
40 Cups,  72 cents per cup
8 oz.$69.50
100 Cups, Save 10%
16 oz.$123.55
200 Cups, Save 20%
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1 oz. Reusable Tins

3 - 8 - 16 oz
black reseal bags

User reviews

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First rate chinese green tea (Saturday, June 21, 2014)
Reviewer: Adrian

This tea has a mellow taste to it. This tea can be infused up to 3 times before a significant amount of its flavor is lost. The flagship of Chinese green teas.

best tea ever (Wednesday, January 22, 2014)
Reviewer: Christopher

This is my favorite dragonwell. I will come back time and time again for another sip. Buy it. You know you want it. Its superior than the dragonwell given to Pres. Nixon when he visited mainland China.

the best (Wednesday, January 22, 2014)
Reviewer: Christopher

This makes rishi's dragonwell seem like urine.

Excellent green tea (Wednesday, December 18, 2013)
Reviewer: Amanda

I am not normally a huge fan of green teas but I love this Long Jing. It's lightly vegetal and a little bit sweet. No bitterness at all.

totally recommend (Sunday, December 01, 2013)
Reviewer: Matt

I'm not a tea expert by any means. But I have to say this tea is excellent!!

my favorite tea (Sunday, November 24, 2013)
Reviewer: Christopher

This is my favorite tea, its great!

Cold infused (Wednesday, August 14, 2013)
Reviewer: Cassidy

I have been cold infusing this dragon well. I love it! I can keep adding water to it all day with excellent flavor no bitterness and its smooth and juicy like

yummy (Monday, June 17, 2013)
Reviewer: mary

this is a tea were just the scent wants you to drink more, smooth nice tea

What a great Tea! (Monday, April 15, 2013)
Reviewer: Donna

I usually prefer Oolong's and white teas, but since this won an award and due to the description Teas Etc said, I had to try it. I was very happy I tried it. I've finally found a non-flavored green tea I like. I will get some on my next order and will be happy to share this tea with family and friends.

My favorite Dragonwell (Monday, April 08, 2013)
Reviewer: Christopher

I really enjoy this Dragonwell more than the dragonwell from other vendors. It also yields many infusions!

High quality, mellow flavor (Sunday, March 17, 2013)
Reviewer: AJ

Very good green tea. Tea does not give astringent tast common in lower grade teas after being brewed for more than the typically recommended 2-3 min steep time. Can be infused 2-3 times...less so if you like your tea stong.

subtle, nutty, fantastic (Tuesday, March 12, 2013)
Reviewer: Candice

This is a beautiful green tea. I've tried a lower quality Dragonwell before and was not very impressed with the fishy flavor it imparted, however this Dragonwell is a nutty, aromatic, light green tea that's more nuanced than I anticipated. Well worth the price, I will be ordering this tea again and again.

Dragon well (Tuesday, February 26, 2013)
Reviewer: Osvaldo

This is my wife favorite tea! She is a green tea drinker. To me this tea is very enjoyable as well. I drink it all by it self ( no sugar or milk) and the nutty taste makes you want to go for more. Recommended!

Fantastic green tea. (Thursday, February 21, 2013)
Reviewer: Marek

Dragon Well is my favorite kind of green tea and this one is a little bit different to what I'm accustomed with Dragon Wells. Maybe I always had lower grade Dragon Wells. Anyway, the tea is excellent and it reminds a bit of good quality Japanese teas in smell and taste. To me Dragon Wells are like quality white wines and this one would definitely be top shelf Sauvignon Blanc in my book.

Very good! (Monday, September 03, 2012)
Reviewer: Barbara

Great authentic and powerful green tea flavor. No bitter after taste. Definitely will reorder.

Delicious Dragon Well (Sunday, July 15, 2012)
Reviewer: David

I've ordered Dragon Well from TeasEtc for years now, and I can safely say it is delicious and high quality. I've compared it to other source's Dragon Wells in the past, and TeasEtc really has a competitive, tasty Dragon Well every year. I love it - my favorite tea. Keep it up!

Nice green (Saturday, March 31, 2012)
Reviewer: Osvaldo

My wife is a green tea fanatic and she gave her seal of approval. Very straight forward green tea with no bitterness, only nutty after taste. I drink it in the afternoon and it doesn't keep me awake at night, like a black tea would.

Favorite of Favorites (Friday, January 20, 2012)
Reviewer: John M.

Excellent tea, exceeds expectations.

Good but not stellar (Monday, December 05, 2011)
Reviewer: Dana

I would say that this is a solid dragon well in that it exhibits the typical characteristics of dragon well tea but there wasn't anything that made it stand out for me, compared to others that I have tasted. I wonder what particular region it was grown in, as that could make a huge different in flavor. I much prefer the subtleties of a high grade Xi Hu or Shi Feng dragon well but I think this is a good start for those trying to develop their palates.

Pre-Qing Ming at its best (Saturday, December 03, 2011)
Reviewer: karen

Smooth, great lingering aftertaste. Not grassy - just a wonderful quality tea. I prefer the 2011 to last years.

soft spoken (Wednesday, November 16, 2011)
Reviewer: jotina

This is a mild green tea, smooth and soft. It's slightly roasted nut tone adds a nice dimension. The leaves are perfectly dried. If you want a lift in your day with out overstimulation this is a great tea.

very good (Friday, September 02, 2011)
Reviewer: Michael

very good dragon well smooth and buttery to the taste

Ambrosia! (Wednesday, May 25, 2011)
Reviewer: Nate

I received a sample of the dragon well tea with my previous order, and this is positively the best green tea I have ever tasted. If you are a fan of green tea, you will absolutely love this for its simplicity and unmatched delicious flavor. Very much worth the higher price.

very intriguing (Wednesday, May 11, 2011)
Reviewer: Ryan

Although i tend to prefer black and oolong teas, Dragon Well was a very pleasant surprise! After ~3 mins brew time, the cup has very little color but a very enticing sweet but complex aroma. The flavor is slightly woody and mellow - no grassiness or astringency - with undertones that resembling anise.

Dragon Well Pre-Qing Ming (Sunday, December 05, 2010)
Reviewer: Hai

This is delightfully flavorful green tea, it has a very subtle flavor.

Dragon Well (Wednesday, September 08, 2010)
Reviewer: Mike

I'm not as big a fan of Dragonwell teas as some, but this has a delicate flavor with a light buttery finish. There isn't near the flavor as other green teas.

Great tea! (Wednesday, August 11, 2010)
Reviewer: Yong

This is one of the best Dragon Well teas that I've had in a while.

Dragon well (Monday, August 09, 2010)
Reviewer: Michael

Incredibly nutty and light. Great for a refresher.

Dragon - my favorite tea (Wednesday, July 21, 2010)
Reviewer: Dave

I have become a tea snob and unfortunately, don't enjoy too much beside white tea. However, this is the one green I drink because of its great taste. It is hard to describe but after drinking it, it feels like it coats your mouth with butter. It is smooth, tasty and relaxing! I like the nutty flavor. Highly recommend this tea!!!!!

smooth (Friday, July 16, 2010)
Reviewer: David

Super Smooth

a sold green tea (Tuesday, July 06, 2010)
Reviewer: Clare

This is a good green tea, very refreshing I love it in the morning.

I love this green tea (Friday, June 25, 2010)
Reviewer: Janice

I really enjoy this green tea and try to order it whenever it is in stock.

pre-Qing Ming First Grade (Thursday, April 22, 2010)
Reviewer: Barbara S

Oh, no! You are out of my favorite tea. This is the BEST tea as far as I'm concerned. What am I to do now?

Good Tea (Wednesday, December 23, 2009)
Reviewer: Yong

This is good Dragon Well tea. I've had some that is better, but I had to buy it from a vendor in Chinatown in NYC.

a smooth cup of wonderful tea (Wednesday, December 09, 2009)
Reviewer: David

This is a truly delightful cup of tea which deserves the title of first grade

Dragon Well pre-Qing Ming First Grade Review (Wednesday, August 12, 2009)
Reviewer: Robert

Very good Dragonwell tea. Raw tea leaves have a good texture, low water concentration, low dust level in bag, and are in good overall condition with few broken leaves. The tea tasts good (slight nutty taste with no dirty taste as many low quality Dragonwell teas have). This tea has all the characteristics of good Dragonwell tea at a reasonable price.

Very Good (Thursday, July 23, 2009)
Reviewer: Burn

An excellent tea. Very nice taste only negative is the price but worth it for a treat!

Excellent (Saturday, June 06, 2009)
Reviewer: Rob

I've been a fan of dragonwell for some time, and this is one of the best I've had. Very distinct aroma, and light excellent flavor. This dragonwell seems to have more of the buttery mouth coating flavor that I love from dragonwell. My only complaint was that some of the leaves appeared to be burnt or brown, didn't expect that with this grade, but it did not affect the taste.

Dragonwell Green Tea (Monday, April 06, 2009)
Reviewer: Joan

Our travels in China several years ago included a visit to a tea plantation where we purchased some Early Spring Dragon Well green tea. Returning home, we started drinking that and stopped drinking coffee every morning. We have ordered Dragon Well Tea from Teas etc for several years now and find your service to be dependable, quick, honest, and the tea is of good quality. We have recommended your tea to family and friends. Thank you. Joan Blumeyer

Pure Enjoyment (Sunday, April 05, 2009)
Reviewer: Joseph

I've been drinking green tea for years and have tried many types -- everything from Lipton's version to specialty teas from a Chinese market. I was looking for something with an extraordinary flavor largely because I was trying to get my wife to drink green tea due to some health issues. She had tried green tea many times, but just didn't care for the after taste. Well my wife and I have been enjoying our green tea for over six months now. We tend to brew at least three or four cups using the sames leaves (brewed one cup at a time). Each cup has it's own distinct character. I just purchased the 16 oz bag. Having a cup of Dragon Well with my wife has become one of my favorite times of the day.

Dragon Well pre-Qing Ming First Grade (Sunday, March 22, 2009)
Reviewer: Barbara

Delicious! This first grade tea is worth trying. Brew a Tea Travel Mug (from this wonderful green tea in the evening and refrigerate overnight. In the morning you will have a cool refreshing drink for the next day. As a hot bedtime drink, it is very relaxing. Sleep well all night long! I drink it all day long.

dragon well (Monday, March 09, 2009)
Reviewer: Ashley L.

This Is dragonwell green tea. Perhaps I oversteeped this but this was way too bitter. And I did not like It that well. Perhaps I am being a tad hard on this but I have not had many green teas either.

Noel (Friday, December 26, 2008)
Reviewer: Noel

This is exceptional. Complex, full, buttery.

scrumptiously astringent & vice versa (Tuesday, December 23, 2008)
Reviewer: paul

Of the dragonwell green teas in its price-range, the pre-qing ming first grade had become my favorite. Its delicate chestnuttiness is the best that I've found; I just ordered another bag. With that bag, kindly included a one cup sample of bai mu dan xian cha, the organic white tea, and I had a love-at-first-cup experience. It's amazing tea.

Awesome tea! (Monday, August 18, 2008)
Reviewer: Stephen

I have been drinking green tea for about two or three years. I have found that it takes quite a while to develop a taste for a type of tea, and to decide if it is good or not. I can mostly tell if I like it by whether I crave it in the middle of the night, because the taste is typically so subtle that it detect more at an unconscious level. With this tea I find myself wanting to drink it all the time. It has this slightly medicinal flavor, which nevertheless is not overpowering (in contrast to cheaper white teas I have tried). It is also very comforting to my stomach, which makes it a great just before bed drink. I find it important to let it soak in the hot water for only about three minutes, otherwise it develops a bitter taste, which I don't like. I make it slightly stronger than the instructions recommend. I also use distilled water.

Great Quality (Thursday, June 05, 2008)
Reviewer: Kim

My husband and I went to China Last November and paid $188 a pound for A Quality Dragon Well Green Tea. We were told we could not purchase the A grade tea outside of China because it was "the peoples" tea. I have tried others, but this absolutely comes the closest to what we brought back from China, and it is less than half the is so close that I am buying a couple more pounds to ensure I have it.

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