Dragon’s well is the highest possible quality, sometimes entitled Emperor’s tea or 'In honour of the emperor Qian Long'. Class 1 of 13 quality classes itself is an indication that this is an exclusive group of select buds and first leaves of the tea plant. This masterly tea, which the Chinese from the Western lake region consider the best of all teas, is regarded as a valuable gift for special occasions. Dragon’s well tea found renown during the reign of the Qing dynasty, and its most famous admirer was the emperor Qian Long. Later the communist government requisitioned the majority of this tea for itself, and Permission for export of Ji Pin Long Jing tea has existed for only a few years. Dragon’s well tea has always been offered to state visits, from the English queen to Richard Nixon, who wanted to take away one thousand kilograms of the tea but received only two. “Supreme” class is very refined, an ideal preparation is the Gong Fu method, in which several tea leaves are used (at least 15 g for 150ml), the tea is brewed for a short time and several infusions are prepared. The aroma and teast of Ji Pin Long Jing tea is sweet, the classic taste of Dragon’s well emerges subtly and develops with the individual infusions. The tea contains an above average quantity of active substances with beneficial medicinal properties.