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Snow Dragon

Xue Long

15 €

Excellent green tea from Yunnan. Very nice taste. Rich fruity flavor and nutty aroma. Hand-crafted into elongated spirals to resemble the shape of a flying dragon.

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Additional Information

English name:

Snow Dragon

Type and Grade:

Excellent-quality green tea.

Chinese:

雪龙

Pinyin:

xuělóng

Name origin:

Xue means 'snow'' long means 'dragon'.

Ingredients:

Buds and leaves of Camellia sinensis.

Harvest year:

2016

Origin:

Yunnan, China

Steeping suggestions:

one serving: 6 grams (0.2oz – about 1 tsp)
water: ~ 80 °C, 100-250 ml (~ 175°F, 3-9oz)
time: 60-120 seconds
number of infusions: 3-5
discard the first brew

Packaging and storage:

We pack our teas in resealable insulated kraft paper bags. Tea should be stored in a cool and dry place. The expiry date is stamped on the bag.

Shipping:

Worldwide with Express Mail Service (EMS tracking) or China Post

Product Description

Snow Dragon Green Tea – Xue Long

Excellent green tea from Yunnan. Very nice taste. Rich fruity flavor and nutty aroma. Hand-crafted into elongated spirals to resemble the shape of a flying dragon.

Why we like it?

Xue long is a very impressive green tea. It feels nice. It smells nice. And it tastes nice. The sight of its leaves dangling in hot water and gradually restoring their pre-harvesting form will keep your friends and audience captivated.

Roman’s personal score: 80/100
Miha’s personal score: 88/100

The scores above represent how the Daoli co-founders Miha and Roman feel about each particular tea. The ratings are given on 0 to 100 scale and are absolutely subjective. We simply translate into numbers our first impression about this tea.

General steeping suggestions

Tea can be steeped in a tea pot, gaiwan, or a strainer placed right in your cup. Feel free to experiment with time, temperature, and quantity. If tea feels a bit strong or bitter, just use less leaves or steep it for a shorter period of time.

The purpose of the first brew is to rinse the leaves, so it shouldn’t last more than five seconds and should be discarded. Pour the hot water again. This time, steep it for longer periods. Avoid leaving the leaves soaking in water between brews, because it makes tea taste bitter and steals a lot of its flavor. If used properly, about six grams of tea leaves can yield several middle-size cups of excellent tea.

Chinese people enjoy the original taste of tea, so they never use milk, sugar, or lemon.

Steeping suggestions for Snow Dragon xue long

Start with this, then experiment:

  • one serving: 6 grams (0.2oz – about 1 tsp)
  • water: ~ 80 °C, 100-250 ml (~ 175°F, 3-9oz)
  • time: 60-120 seconds
  • number of infusions: 3-5
  • discard the first brew

Ideal for beginners. Very forgiving. You could steep it at  100 °C for minutes and still it wont go bad. We recommend you stick to our suggestions though, brewing it carefully – as you would do with any quality green tea. Make sure to use very clean water with low mineral to fully appreciate all the nuances of Snow Dragon.

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Have you tried this tea? Do you have any comments? Please use the space below to share your thoughts and ask us questions.

  • Tobias Koske

    This one is a great tea for beginners and people who want to get into “real” teas. It looks, feels and smells like nothing I have found in the western Market. Brewing it is easy and nearly impossible to mess up.
    The taste reminds me of dried apricot and most people I served it to would not belive that the tea was not arficially flavored.

    If you have not yet tried either and you are about to choose between Daughters Ring and Snow Dragon, go with this one first, as it is much easier to prepare.

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