Curled Silver Dragon
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The name of this tea alludes to its shape, which resembles a coiled dragon—a good luck icon in Chinese mythology. This tea is also named for its high percentage of leaf buds, or silver tips, which lend a sweet and soft flavor without astringency. An absolute work of art.
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2 tsp per 8 oz of water, 175°F, 3 min.
When using a Yixing tea pot or a Gaiwan, use two to three times as much tea and steep same tea leaves (between 30 sec and 2 min) multiple times until the flavor fades.
- From China's Zhejiang Province, the home of Dragon Well tea
- When examining the dry tea leaves, you'll notice that some of the tea leaves are rolled while others are left open. This inconsistent shaping draws out the best qualities inherent to this particular tea cultivar, and encourages its complexity
- The Cultured Cup Tasting Panel finds this tea is very versatile--brew this tea using more tea and more time to coax more earthiness, fruit notes, and a lively astringency. Use less tea and less time to coax out this tea's gorgeous florality--elegant and subtle, like a single buttercup growing in a hayfield
- Like many Chinese green teas, you'll find pleasant notes of sweet buttered vegetables. But Curled Dragon Silver Tip has more to offer, surprising the palate with secondary notes of peach, pear, apple pie, pie crust, toast, nutmeg, and wildlfowers.
- Chinese dragons symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods
- The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck (for people who are deemed worthy!)
- Fresh or lightly steamed greens
- Scallops, shrimp, lobster or any fresh fish
- Gruyere, gouda, Havarti or cheddar cheese
- Rice pudding
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