Very Rare Chinese Longjing
Very Rare Chinese Longjing
Very Rare Chinese Longjing
Very Rare Chinese Longjing
Very Rare Chinese Longjing
Very Rare Chinese Longjing

Very Rare Chinese Longjing Loose Leaf Green Tea

2 reviews
Regular price £11.99
(48p per cup)

31 in stock

Very Rare Longjing (also known as Dragon Well and Lung Ching) is one of the most highly prized of all the green teas in China. This is the very top grade and simply exquisite.

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08 October 2022
Jon S.
United Kingdom

Longjing Tea

Longjng tea is one of the world's great teas. I first drank it in China and was delighted when the Rare Tea Company added it to their list. The Rare Tea Longjing is as good as the one I tasted in China. Highly recommended.

05 September 2022
Australia Australia

My new fave green tea

If you don’t think you like green tea this will convince you otherwise. I’ve tried a couple green teas from Rare Tea Co, including the regular Lonjing, but this is my fave one. Smooth, light, fresh with depth and nuance of flavour - and no bitterness. Also, shout out to the Customer Service team who were excellent in helping me out when my first order of this was lost by my country’s Post/Customs.

Tasting Notes

The most beautifully balanced expression of this complex Chinese green tea. Extremely bright and vibrant with a satisfying creamy smoothness.


Use 3g of tea per 150ml of water.


For the optimum infusion use 80°C (176°F) water.


Infuse for around 60 seconds, tasting regularly.


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

Cost Per Cup

48p per cup based on 3g of tea per 150ml of water and 3 infusions.

Very Rare Longjing is best brewed hotter and quicker than other green teas. The wonderful thing about loose leaf green tea, as with all our teas, is that you have a great deal of flexibility when it comes to extracting the tea in different ways. You can vary the amount of tea you use for different infusion methods. For really stunning results use 3g of tea in a Gaiwan and enjoy four or five smaller, quicker extractions (approx. 20 - 30 seconds each).

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