Chinese Longjing

Chinese Longjing Loose Leaf Green Tea

5 reviews
Regular price £8.99
(36p per cup)

62 in stock

Longjing* (also known as Dragon Well), this is the most succulent and fragrant of green China Loose Leaf Teas. Picked in the early spring before the first rains, it has a fresh sweetness.

*Sometimes spelled Long Jing

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17 May 2024
Fred S.
United Kingdom

Life changing green tea

At the turn of the year I decided to cut down on coffee and start to enjoy more green tea. I always didn’t mind green tea but after discovering this green tea I have been ruined for all others. I suggest taking the time to watch the video of how to brew it perfectly a as temperature makes more difference than I thought possible. I love this tea and wholeheartedly recommend it.

23 November 2020
Terry M.
United States United States

Excellent Tea!

I'm not a tea expert or snob, but I know the difference between authentic green tea and everything else. This tea is amazing from start to finish and easy to make. I highly recommend this Chinese Longjing loose tea.

23 November 2020
Tom W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

My current favourite green tea

Bought this as an alternative to my usual RTC whole leaf green, and now find this is my preferred staple for all day drinking. The flavour is a more subtle than the whole leaf, with a delicate but full flavour. It's a great tea when you want something less punchy.

03 January 2020
Esme B.

Freshness and body

Long Jing needs to be prepared with some attention as it’s taste might turn too green if you steep it to long (or hot). 90 seconds steep in 70 degrees celsius brews a nice fresh cup of tea with a spring, green and clean flavour, leaving a touch of sweetness afterwards.

17 July 2018


I wanted to try a few new tea and as always, I turned to Rare Tea. I was absolutely not disappointed with this one. It reminded me of the best tea I've ever had (which was in London). The aroma alone, rising from a fresh cup, is a pure delight and I find this tea is the best when I need a minute to myself and relax in the middle of a busy work day.

Tasting Notes

The tea has stunning flavours of fresh grass and asparagus with a smooth, nutty finish of hazelnut. Combined with a soft and round mouthfeel and a long, honeyed sweetness, it truly is a sublime tea.


Use 2g of tea per 150ml of water.


For the optimum infusion use 70°C (158°F) water.


Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.


You can infuse this tea at least twice. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

36p per cup based on 2g of tea per 150ml of water and 2 infusions.

Zhejiang Province



The taste of spring


Myths & Legends

Imperial Tea

Venerated by an Emperor

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