Green Tea 2009 Real Time Notification Alert

by Julian

Want to know when the 2009 green tea is ready for sale?

While HQ's family has previously expected this year Dragon Well tea to start sprouting on 10 March, things have taken longer.

As at today - 10 March - the only West Lake Dragon Well tea on sale is the Longjing 43 variety, a new cultivar widely cultivated in Meijiawu and Longjing villages.

This new cultivar has one special quality - it sprouts on average 3-7 days earlier than the traditional Dragon Well plants. This helps the farmers to sell at a higher price.

Here at Amazing Green Tea, however, we tend to avoid this Longjing as it has been found to be of lower quality. We rather stick with the traditional varieties grown in Lion Peak Mountain in HQ's tea gardens.

So, barring no accident again - the season should begin in earnest later next week - perhaps at around 15 March.

For the month of March, we expect to start launching Tribute Dragon Well tea (now includes the B grade), an authentic Biluochun green tea and of course, the Silver Needle white tea that did quite well last year.

More green teas will follow in April, follow by oolong teas and red teas in May and June.

Timing is uncertain, so if you want real time notification, please leave a comment at the end of this article. Leaving your email behind will do the job.

I look forward to sharing with you an exciting 2009 season!

Thank you!

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Mar 10, 2009
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by: Julian

Leave any comment, but not your email address.

Only enter your email address when prompted, after you click the Submit button.

This way, when I add a comment, you will receive a notification.

Mar 10, 2009
Just a bit longer...
by: Ian

It's seemed like an awfully long time since I last bought some green tea, this Spring will taste good.

Mar 10, 2009
Let me know!
by: Ian (a different Ian then the first!)

Looking forward to some new tea!

Mar 11, 2009
Please let me know
by: Yossi NurWasi

in real time. Thank you! Peace.

Mar 11, 2009
Yes, please
by: Anonymous

Yes, please add me to the real time notification alert

Mar 11, 2009
by: Anonymous

Please put me on the real time notification alert !

Mar 11, 2009
Waiting to order
by: Elizabeth Stricklin

Please let me know when I can order the Dragon well tea green tea.
Thank you,

Mar 11, 2009
new crop
by: Anonymous

Add me to your list

Mar 11, 2009
by: Anonymous

I am anxious to try out Dragon Well Tea.
Do you deliver to Canada?

Mar 11, 2009
Some clarifications:
by: Julian

To Dragon Well tea Drinkers, some answers to a few FAQ's below:

- The 400 gram bulk quantity is in TOTAL.

The Dragon Well tea grades will come into different packet sizes:

King grade 12.5 grams
Jipin grade 25 grams
AAA, A and B grades 50 grams

- Yes, I deliver to Canada on a regular basis as they are quite a few customers there.

- Even if you are not buying, please check back in April newsletter as there will be photo shots, as HQ is going back to the tea gardens this year to help out with the busy season there.

- Silver needle white tea will be harvested late march and launched in April.

Have fun!

Mar 11, 2009
Green Tea
by: Anonymous

Can't wait for tea! Please let me know...

Mar 12, 2009
So close I can almost taste it!
by: Isaac

So excited its almost here :). Can't wait!

Mar 13, 2009
real notification
by: Anonymous

please add me to the list, thank you.

Mar 14, 2009
by: Anonymous

Please add me to list.

Mar 16, 2009
Please let me know
by: Anonymous

Please can you let me know when any of these first come on sale please. Please confirm you can deliver to UK. Thank you

Mar 16, 2009
Perhaps another week?
by: Julian

Latest update from HQ, who just returned from Hangzhou today.

Well, guess what?

It has been raining for a week there, with none of the Tribute tea gardens in Weng and Long villages having any crop to harvest. The tea shoots have barely sprouted - and we may have another week to wait...

Despite this, travel to West Lake and you will find teas to buy. Needless to say, it is typical tourist traps to catch the novice unaware - counterfeit Tribute Longjing on sale.

So, the bottom line is more waiting to do... I will report back once the harvesting starts.

For Dragon Well tea, King grade will come first, follow by Jipin, AAA, A then B grade.

Same story for Biluochun green tea - harvesting hasn't yet started.

And yes, I do ship to the UK.

Mar 18, 2009
Chinese Friends are the best
by: Jeff

Thanks Yujun for reviewing the teas and recommending them to me. I look forward to some wonderful tea drinking.

blessings all,

Mar 20, 2009
Dragon Well Tea King and Jipin are ready!
by: Julian

Okay, good news here ... the harvest has finally started yesterday (19th March) for the Tribute Dragon Well tea!


King grade has now been fully harvested and is ready for shipping.

Jipin grade too has started harvesting on the 19th, will be ongoing for 20th and 21th, and is also now ready for shipping.

AAA grade will probably start on 22th, and is now ready for ordering (just be prepared to wait a little longer for us to ship your order as the tea will only be harvested two days later...)

This is the best time to order, not only for the up to 30 percent discount, but also by ordering now you are almost guaranteed to obtain the highest quality tea, at the freshest and most aromatic...

Coming next will (probably) be an authentic Biluochun tea, Silver Needle tea and the Dragon Well tea A grade...

Here is the link to the Tribute Dragon Well tea page...

Tribute Dragon Well Tea (Longjing)

Mar 22, 2009
pls add me
by: Anonymous

Please add me to the list for Dragonwell Tribute.

Mar 23, 2009
by: Stephanie

Signing up for instant notification. Thanks!

Mar 31, 2009
Further Update
by: Julian

A few words on Dragon Well tea and Biluochun tea...

First on Tribute Dragon Well tea.

The A grade harvest, which is supposed to start tomorrow, has been postponed for a couple days due to the weather suddening turning cold.

What this means is that while the tea buds and leaves tend to get bigger and more matured towards the latter season, the cold weather makes the tea more tender and smaller at this time of the year.

Consequently, HQ's tea gardens would continue to harvest the AA grade for two more days. The Tribute Dragon Well A grade will be launched this Saturday 4 April.

Now Biluochun tea next ...

The Zhejiang Biluochun tea harvest actually took place around 18 March, and is now ready for order and shipping.

Biluochun Tea (Piluochun)

(I will be changing the page info so that it says 2009 harvest rather than 2008 tonight).

The April newsletter will be distributed this weekend.

Thanks for your patience!

Apr 04, 2009
Al Dragon Well Teas Are Ready for Order!
by: Julian

Hey, as per my previous update, A grade harvest has been delayed due to the unexpected cold spell.

As such, the A grade harvest this year took place 2 to 5 April, and B grade will start on 6 April.

Both grades are now ready for order.

Same for the 4-in-1 combo.

As part of this Offer, order of at least 400 grams of Dragon Well tea will obtain another 15% refund from me.

Newsletter will come later this week...

Tribute Dragon Well Tea

A Dongting Biluochun tea will be launched later this week, follows by the Silver Needle white tea, Monkey green tea and Yellow Mountain green tea (Huangshan Maofeng) end of this month.

Apr 06, 2009
Dongting Biluochun Tea Pre-Launch Begin!
by: Julian

Okay, finally, after three years of searching, here is the Elusive One - an authentic "At the Source" Dongting Biluochun tea AAA grade.

Newsletter readers enjoy 15% Pre-Launch Offer - 50 grams for $19.95.

Enjoy. Let me know if you have any questions.

Biluochun Tea (Piluochun) - Dongting and Zhejiang AAA Grade


May 26, 2009
Monkey Tea and Silver Needle Launched
by: Julian

Hey, just want to say I have come back from my pilgrimage in India and ready to start making fantastic quality teas available again!

Sorry for being away for so long.

Here are another two 2009 launches now ready for shipping...

Taiping Houkui Tea (Monkey Chief)
- Why Big Is Sexy

Silver Needle Tea (Fujian Baihao Yinzhen) - Handpicked AAA Grade

Iron Goddess oolong teas (2008 autumn) will cover later, with the launching of 4 King grades and two fantastic roasted varieties...

May 27, 2009
Iron Goddess Oolong Teas
by: Julian

Okay, all nine varieties of Iron Goddess oolong teas have been launched now. They come in 3 combo packages.

Three of the King Grades are new, and so are two of the Roasted varieties.

Not to be missed!

Iron Goddess Tea - Shen's Tieguanyin Oolong - Discovered In 3 Years

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