As you know, we have incredibly high standards for any tea to qualify as Imperial grade. If there were no Lotus Heart in this world, this would be the best Dragon Well anyone could find.
Usually, Imperial Dragon Well is picked a few days later in the harvest, but this year’s unstable weather forced us to pick everything at the same time, sorting out the slightly larger leaves to be produced as Imperial Dragon Well, the result is rather amazing as well.
The Imperial Dragon Well is NOT a lesser tea, rather, it is a different philosophy. Allowing the leaves to grow a bit bigger takes away a bit of the intensity, but instills more sweetness and milder strength, meaning less bitterness and a more forgiving nature. We fully encourage you to try both Dragon Wells side by side and discover the unequal strength, fragrance and textures of the world’s truly great Dragon Wells.