Long Jing Tea - a legend of the Dragon Well
There are many legends about Long Jing green tea. According to one of them, Long Jing, which literally translates as Dragon Well, got its name from the Long Jing village well. The well contained relatively dense water due to high mineralisation. After the rain, lighter rainwater that stayed on the surface of the well water, created some optical effects, resembling the movements of the mythical Chinese Dragon. Villagers believed that the well had great powers, and came to it to ask for rain..