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A Nutty Treat from the Ancient Well
19 Jul 2023
Pre-Ming Dragonwell, or Ming Qian Longjing, is the earliest sprouts and first flush crop harvested in the first days of April before Qing Ming 清明. Teance founder Winnie Yu has long offered Pre-Ming Dragonwell (and Pre-Rain Dragonwell!) from the most renowned hill, Lion’s Peak Hill 獅峰 in West Lake region, and we continue to carry that tradition today. ...Read more
Who's Naughty or Nice
14 Dec 2022
Teas are like us too, each with their own characteristics and personalities, and yes, some are nice and easy to work with, and some are, well, not so easy. Not saying they are bad! Just need a bit mor ...
From The Archives | For ULTRA Tea Nerds :P
24 Oct 2019
The original varietals of Longjing, Dragonwell, were just called ‘traditional small leaf guanmu’. ...
From The Archives | Longjing Village
27 Sep 2019
Longjing Village, by far the wealthiest tea farm in the country. Longjing is grown on a rather small cluster of hills, around five major ones with Lion’s Peak being the top grade. ...
Pre-Ming and Pre-Rain Dragonwell, The First Picks of the Season
07 Jan 2016
Dragonwell is legendary and unbelievably sought after, not only because of its scarcity, sophistication, and taste, but because of the difficulty in its hand processing – its status is unlike any o ...