Imperial Dragonwell
6 reviews

Imperial Dragonwell

Loose Leaf Tea | Green

Exceptional 3rd grade Dragonwell; mild taste and beautiful pale celadon liquor.

$27 USD






Blending Notes
  • Aroma

    Grassy, heady overtones

  • Palate

    Sweet, distinguished structure

  • Purpose

    An auspicious journey

BLEND NO. 1114


Estate grade Lung Ching green tea

Low Caffeine

Our loose leaf is packed in tins that are recyclable and can be disposed of in your blue bin. Our tins are also food-safe and can be repurposed for many things including spices and other dried ingredients. Learn More about sustainability at TEALEAVES.

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Wings of devotion part the clouds of disbelief. Villagers pray. A sea dragon answers. A drought ends. Honoring a hero, a region is reborn with fame and fortune.

About This Blend

Dragonwell, or Lung Ching, is one of the most famous of the Chinese green teas, grown in picturesque Hangzhou, Zheijiang Province, China. Unlike steam-fired Japanese green teas that are vegetal, Lung Ching has an impeccable balance between green character and the nori-like composition found in Japanese Sencha teas. It is typically harvested several days before Qingming when the new twigs have just begun to grow (this is when you will see the coveted "one leaf and a bud" grade). The harvesting is very labour intensive; it takes up to 50,000 tender leaves to yield 1 kg of tea. Many legends surround the discovery of tea. The oldest known is this Chinese tale: One breezy day in the year 2737 BCE, in the shade of his garden, the Emperor Chen-Nung was enjoying a cup of boiled water, the hygienic custom of the day. Carried by the wind, leaves from a neighbouring bush fell into his imperial cup. They were leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant, and the Emperor experienced such a feeling of refreshment and well-being that he vowed to take a cup each day. Thus was born the custom of drinking tea.


1 Tsp


8 oz




1 Min

Your FAQs, Answered
For Imperial Dragonwell

Although both Chinese and Japanese Green Teas offer immune boosting and health-giving properties, they are inherently different in terms of their palate and character. Chinese Green Tea has slightly twisted tea leaves, typically presenting a light, clean and refreshing palate, while Japanese Green Teas have flat folded leaves that often omit a nori-like, vegetal palate.

Green tea is what we like to call a self-drinker. It should be served plain with no additions, to preserve the palate it presents.

When over steeped, and prepared at the incorrect temperature, green tea releases tannins that cause the tea to taste bitter. To avoid this bitterness, green teas should be steeped between 30 seconds and 1 minute at a temperature of 180° F or 82° C.

All tea, whether it be White, Green, Oolong or Black, comes from the same plant, the evergreen shrub Camellia Sinensis.

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Ellie A.
United States United States

Love this tea!

I was gifted some Dragonwell tea from China several years ago and loved it so much but had waffled over buying it myself because of the price tag. This one from Tealeaves is a great value and the flavor is superb!

Suzanne G.
United States United States


taste profile

Rodrigo R.
United States United States

Something Soothing

I am a fan of the more subtle flavors of a green tea. Some tend to lean into being a little bitter, or a little more intense in the flavor profile. Yet this green tea hits the sweet spot of being the adequate amount of flavorful while being a rich and traditional green tea. There's no hiding the fact that this is now my favorite loose leaf tea, and if you are a fan of the nice soothing richness of a green tea that does not attack your senses or leave a sting at the end, this is one you should definitely try.

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