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The Abigail (Dragonwell)

$ 70.00 $ 55.00 -64%


 Dragonwell, 2015 Pre-Ming Meijiawu Longjing (Ceremonial Grade)

  • 2 oz., sold in a black tea caddy, or 1 oz. sold in a copper bag
  • Category: Green
  • China, Zheijang Province, alongside Lake West
  • Organically grown

Behind the Name

 Known at the time as “Mrs. President,”  we named this Dragonwell Longjing after Abigail Adams, the politically active wife of America’s second president, John Adams.  Faithful supporter and primary advisor to her husband, Abigail was America’s first campaigner for women’s rights, and an abolitionist, all the while raising the Adams children, and managing and defending the household during John’s frequent absences before, during and after the American Revolution.   Lively and silky, our 2015, high grade, hand roasted Dragonwell has creamy nuances and flowery notes. 

Tea Sommelier's Notes

Dragonwell is known as the queen of green teas. This particular tea is hand-roasted and distinguished by its stunning sword shape, emerald color, and intoxicating aroma. The 2015 vintage has a buttery aroma with a hint of lightly toasted fresh cereal and a pleasantly gentle flower aroma with a hint of caramel.

In the cup: Full-bodied and brisk, resonant with deep green tea flavor and gentle flowery notes. This Longjing Spring Equinox has an irresistible combination of warm and creamy nuances that impart a lovely mouth feel. It is lively and silky with a lasting, sweet finish.

In the mood:  Dragonwell could also be called the” Queen of Tea Aromatherapy.” Its chestnut-like scent and sweet character makes for a perfect between-meal respite. Longjing Spring is a must addition to contemplative moments of peace and serenity during your day.

In the know:  This Dragonwell is grown alongside West Lake in Zhejiang Province.

In the brewing vessel:  1.5-2 Tsp (1.5-2g)/ 8 oz. water (240ml)/ 160-175F (75 - 85C):  Crab Eyes  (Please see “Five Stages of Bringing Water to a Boil.”)/ Steep 1 to 3 minutes. Up to three infusions possible.


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