Lion's Peak West Lake Imperial Dragonwell

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Dragonwell is often referred to as the king of green teas.  This tea is the quintessence of Dragonwell, and its in beautiful condition.  

The most highly prized Dragonwell comes from West Lake.  The most highly prized West Lake Dragonwell comes from Lion's Peak, at which lies the base of the Old Dragon Well, just downhill from where this tea is grown.  

Dragonwell is generally divided into two types: pre-Qingming and post-Qingming harvest.  "Qingming" refers to the Qingming Festival, or Tomb-Sweeping Day, which is a holiday in the spring.  Dragonwell harvested before this date is rare, and tends to be the most highly prized.  Due to their youth, its leaves retain much of their fuzz.  Its flavor is gentle and light, more delicate than a post-Qingming Dragonwell would be, with aromatics frequently described as having a mung bean characteristic.  The Dragonwell harvested after the Qingming Festival has a bolder, greener flavor, which many associate with Dragonwell.  Its flavor is vital, grassy, and fresh.  

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