June 20, 2010

Tender Fresh Green Tea

fresh hand-picked green tea (2 leaves and a bud)

precious cup of "Dragon Well" green tea in the making

A comprehensive knowledge base for Chinese tea is the Chinese Tea Museum in Hongzhou.  The city is renown for the scenic West Lake and exquisite "Dragon Well" green tea ( "Lung Jing" in Chinese pronunciation) thanks to many literary references by esteemed poets.   The area's gentle terrain and quality water also play a part for the popularity of this green tea favored by many Chinese.