LUNG CHING D'OR
Green tea - Jardin Premier*
This early Chinese green tea is the very first of the year. High-altitude harvest where the legendary "Dragon Well" (literal translation of 'Lung Ching') teas originated, crafted between Lion’s Peak and West Lake in the coastal province of Zhejiang.
The rarity and exceptional taste of Lung Ching are the results of its unique terroir and the characteristic shaping of the leaves. The young shoots are transformed, repeatedly heated in woks between stages of withering and resting in large bamboo baskets, first at high heat then at low heat, and always sifted by hand to maintain perfect homogeneity. The flat leaves crafted in the shape of a 'sparrow's tongue' are the hallmark of this legendary and emblematic tea, among the best in China.
Tender and beautiful young shoots in beautiful celadon green, as flat as the tongue of a sparrow.
Rich bouquet with the fresh scent of bamboo resin and white peony, slowly revealing notes of green mango jam and cashew nuts.
Pleasantly surprising with an expressive, bewitching scent of candied mango and red berries, the liqueur fills the cup with a beautiful shade of pale gold and jade green reflections. It literally bursts onto the palate with lively, intense aromas of fresh walnut, candied yuzu peel and mangosteen. The flavour is rich and deep, balanced, where the memory of the slow heating of the leaves lives on in a lingering, admirable sweet aftertaste.
A spring Lung Ching of exceptional finesse.