Verdant Tea

2020 1st Picking Shi Feng Longjing #43

2020 1st Picking Shi Feng Longjing #43

Sourced By the Mrs. Li

Mrs. Li has been picking tea since age five. One of the few growers of real Shi Feng Dragonwell, she is a respected village leader with a dream to share her craft with the world.
  • true
    75
    lemongrass, yuzu zest
    true
    65
    candied Shiso, watercress
    true
    65
    custard, mousse, cashew
    false
    95
    ringing minerality, limestone
    true
    ringing minerality, limestone

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - lemongrass, yuzu zest
    • vegetal - candied Shiso, watercress
    • savory - custard, mousse, cashew
    • texture - ringing minerality, limestone
    • DATE OF PICKING3/21/20
    • Longjing VillageZhejiang Province
    • ELEVATION300 meters
    • longjing #43Tea Varietal

    #43 Varietal Dragonwell was specifically bred and selected to bud even earlier than classic Dragonwell in Shi Feng and yields yellower plumper buds that make for gorgeous steeping in glassware. While classic Dragonwell is all about rocky mineral texture, the new #43 is a crisp, bright focused experience centered around stronger flavor and aroma and more pronounced sweetness. Mrs. Li's first picking of the year is full of all the nutrients and sugars stored by the plant all winter long and offers a more complex, sweet and subtle taste experience. It has a longer aftertaste and thicker texture than later harvests. The soil is full of quartz and white sand while the water comes from natural mountain springs, yielding a flavor that simply can’t be matched outside of Shi Feng itself.


  • 'Longjing #43 is way more about aroma. It is bright, tighter, and more focused. The texture is smoother on the pallet and the flavor and aroma are stronger. If you love the classic sweet Chinese green tea ideal, Longjing #43 is absolutely worth trying.'

  • 4
    6-8
    175
    30 seconds
    15
    4
    6
    175
    8 seconds
    5
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 175° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 15 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    4 g.6 ozuse 175° watersteep 8 seconds
    add 5 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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