Longjing Green Tea

Discover the secrets of Dragon well: The history of longjing loose-leaf tea

Welcome to the world of The REAL Drinks Co., where we harness natural fermentation techniques that combine tradition, innovation, and alcohol moderation. Today, we delve into the captivating realm of Dragon well Longjing green tea — a tea with a rich history and unique production process. We'll explore its origins, discuss the art of hand pan-firing, and tempt your taste buds with the vibrant flavours it offers. Finally, we invite you to discover REAL's Dry Dragon Sparkling Tea, a naturally fermented non-alcoholic Sparkling wine alternative crafted using the exquisite Dragon well Longjing green tea. Prepare for an exceptional journey of flavour, aroma, and culinary possibilities!

The History and Harvesting of Dragon well Longjing Green Tea 

Dating back centuries, Dragon well Longjing green tea holds a treasured place in Chinese tea culture. Originating in the lush hills of Hangzhou's West Lake region, Longjing tea boasts a captivating history intertwined with emperors, poets, and connoisseurs. Renowned for its delicate flavour and exquisite fragrance, this tea is harvested primarily in early spring, when the young tea leaves are at their peak.

The process of hand pan-firing, a traditional and meticulous technique, is used to create Longjing tea. Skilled artisans carefully roast the leaves in large pans over high heat, expertly controlling the temperature to halt oxidation and preserve the tea's natural freshness. This pan-firing method imparts a distinct and nuanced flavour profile to the tea, setting it apart from other green teas. The resulting leaves showcase a flat shape, vibrant green colour, and a remarkable aroma that lingers in the air.

The Tasting Experience: Raw State of Longjing Tea 

Brewing Longjing tea reveals an exquisite flavour spectrum. When steeped, the loose-leaf tea imparts a pale golden hue, captivating the eye with its clarity. The aroma dances gracefully, intertwining notes of fresh-cut grass, chestnut, and a subtle hint of toasted grain. As you take a sip, the tea envelops your palate with a gentle, vegetal sweetness and a refreshing mouthfeel.

REAL's Dry Dragon Sparkling Tea: A Captivating Blend 

Introducing REAL's Dry Dragon Sparkling Tea, a beverage that marries the elegance of Dragon well longjing green tea with the effervescence of a Sparkling Wine, just without the alcohol. Crafted using the finest Dragon well tea leaves, this naturally fermented non-alcoholic Sparkling Tea invites you to savour the essence of this revered tea in a new, exciting form. Delicate bubbles dance in harmony with notes of citrus, honeydew melon, and a subtle hint of hay, offering a refreshing experience that delivers on flavour, depth and complexity.

Perfect Food Pairings

REAL's Dry Dragon Sparkling Tea harmonises beautifully with a variety of culinary creations. Its citrusy and melon undertones make it a versatile partner for different dishes. Consider pairing this delightful sparkling tea with light and fresh fare such as sushi, sashimi, or a refreshing green salad with cucumber and mint. The tea's effervescence and vibrant flavours provide a delightful contrast to the delicate flavours of seafood and the crispness of vegetables.

For a more indulgent experience, explore the fusion of flavours by pairing the Dry Dragon Sparkling Tea with creamy goat cheese or tangy citrus-infused desserts. The gentle carbonation acts as a palate cleanser, while the tea's unique flavour profile enhances the creamy or tangy elements, resulting in a harmonious symphony of taste.

REAL's Dry Dragon Sparkling Tea encapsulates the essence of Dragon well tea, combining tradition with innovation. From the rich history of Longjing tea to the meticulous process of hand pan-firing, this remarkable tea's unique attributes shine through. As you indulge in REAL's Dry Dragon Sparkling Tea, its lively flavours of citrus, honeydew melon, and hay will transport you to a world of refreshing delight. Expand your culinary horizons by pairing it with a variety of dishes, and discover the perfect alcohol-free alternative to sparkling wine that will redefine your sipping experiences. Cheers to a healthier and more vibrant choice when you’re not drinking!