Longjing tea, also known as West Lake Dragon Well tea, is named after its production region-Longjing Village of West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
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West Lake Dragon Well tea has topped the list of the ten most famous teas in China and is characterized by its green color, delicate aroma, mellow taste and beautiful shape.
The five main production regions are Lion Peak (Shi Feng) Mountain, Longjing Village, Five Cloud (Wuyun) Mountain, Tiger Running (Hupao) Temple and Meijiawu.
The superior geographical environment and good quality water resources around West Lake have contributed much to the growth of Longjing tea, comfirming the saying that "Longjing tea is the best among all of the teas in the world, and the best Longjing tea is produced on Lion Peak Mountain".
Thanks to Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Shi Feng Longjing tea has earned a high reputation.