There's so much to learn about tea. I've always know that there are different grades of some teas. Dragonwell (Long Jing) is a good example. This is a green tea produced mainly by hand and pan roasted and comes from around Longjing Village in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Authentic Dragonwell is said to come from the West Lake area. Care should be taken because teas sold as Dragonwell are not always authentic.
There are 6 recognized grades of this tea. To put this in perspective, I could sell a 2oz bag of this tea from $20 to $325! The emerging wealth of the Chinese enables the them to snap up the rare teas. The best leaves are plucked before the rains in April.
Dragonwell is considered fit for an Emperor