One of the famous “ten teas” of China, lung ching or longjing green tea is produced in zhejiang province, in the area of the magnificent west lake. The name, meaning dragon’s well refers to a local legend talking of a long drought and a benevolent dragon. The tea was granted imperial status in the 17th century. Processing is still done by hand and tea is carefully pan-fired in woks. The flavor is extremely soft, with a full aroma with chestnut notes.