Long Jing is a pan-fried green tea. The entire tea process is made by pan-frying young tea buds in an iron pot. A perfect cup of green tea Long Jing should meet the standard in color, fragrance, taste and shape.
Here are a few ways to brew Long Jing tea. Master this and your next brew will be delicious.
Tea on top:
First pour hot water into the tea brewing vessel, and then put Long Jing tea on top of the water surface. As the dried tea leaves absorb water and unfurl, they will slowly sink to the bottom of the tea maker.
Watching Long Jing tea buds dance in the water is pleasing to the eye. In this way, the tea leaves will not be overly steeped.
Tea in the middle:
This brewing method is suitable if you’re enjoying Long Jing tea on your own. Pour 1/3 of hot water first, then pour the tea leaves.
After the tea leaves are warm and slightly unfurled, add water up to 70% of your brewing vessel. With this brewing method, the temperature of the tea is just nice when you drink it.
Tea at bottom:
Put the tea leaves first and then add hot water. This is the most commonly used method for brewing tea. The water temperature should be controlled appropriately. If the temperature is too high, the green tea leaves will be burnt creating a brew that loses the subtleties of flavor and aroma.
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