Dragonwell, also known as Lung Ching Tea - is mainly grown around the sides of West Lake in Zhejiang Province, then produced by hand through a 10-part process. Dragonwell is distinguished by its beautiful shape, emerald colour, pleasant bouquet and tending-sweet floral character.
In China, mists and fog often compensate of insufficient rainfall, at the same time cloaking the gardens in secrecy. Here tea is produced according to ancient time-tested methods and workers perform all tasks by hand, just like their ancestors. The tea leaves that become Dragonwell are plucked before the Clear Light Festival or at the least before the spring rains have fallen. The choicest come from part of a mountain called Lion's Peak, where plucking takes place before each tender shoot has more than one leaf.