How to identify the grade of Xihu Longjing tea

Last Updated On October 29, 2018

Longjing tea identifies the quality of tea: one is to look at the shape, the other is to look at the soup color, and the third is the bottom of the leaf.

longjing tea

BoutiqueSuperGrade one Grade twoGrade three
AppearanceflatFlat, smooth and sharpFlat smooth, straight taperFlat smooth, straightFlat and straight, still smoothFlat, still smooth

Still straight

Color and lustregreen and freshFresh and tender greenGreen is still freshGreenStill green
Whole brokenUniform heavy, bud peak revealedUniformity heavyEvenly peakedEvenlyStill uniform
CleanessEvenly cleanuniformCleanStill cleanStill clean
EndosarcaromaTender fragranceLong lasting fragranceClear fresh, still lastingFragranceStill fragrance
tasteFresh alcohol and glycolFresh alcohol and glycolFresh alcohol and refreshingStill freshStill alcohol
colour of teaBright green,


Bright green,


Bright greenGreen and brightStill green and bright
The bottom leavesYoung into flowers, uniform, bright greenBuds tender into flowers, uniform, bright greenDelicate into flowers, bright greenStill delicate into flowers, green and brightStill into flowers, a tender single, light green yet bright
Other requirementsNo mildew, no deterioration, no pollution, no smell.
Products are clean, not coloring, may not be mixed with non-tea substances.