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2021 1st Picking Shi Feng Dragonwell

2021 1st Picking Shi Feng Dragonwell

SPRING 2021 PRE-ORDER

This limited pre-order tea has already been picked by Li Xiaoping in Dragonwell.

This tea will ship starting the week of May 17 or sooner. Orders containing this pre-order tea will ship once these teas have arrived in the US. 

Crafted by 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
    45
    arugula, fresh olive oil
    true
    50
    vanilla
    true
    50
    turbinado cane sugar, cashew
    true
    75
    licorice, cypress
    true
    50
    juniper, strawberry
    true
    cooling, tingling, carbonated minerality

    Tasting Profile

    • vegetal - arugula, fresh olive oil
    • floral - vanilla
    • savory - turbinado cane sugar, cashew
    • spice - licorice, cypress
    • fruit - juniper, strawberry
    • texture - cooling, tingling, carbonated minerality
    • DATE OF PICKING3/17/21
    • Longjing VillageZhejiang Province
    • ELEVATION300 meters
    • Longjing QuntiTea Varietal

    This early spring tea is all about a fine and subtle sweetness, and a long, drawn out aftertaste and crisp texture. Cool spring weather produces a small harvest of truly sweet tea. This is Mrs. Li’s first picking of the season, carefully hand-finished by her husband, Shui Huamin. Her true original cultivar Dragonwell (Longjing Qunti) grows on the mountain slopes of Shi Feng and draws in sweet mountain spring water.


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  • 'Shi Feng actually cultivates two distinct varietals of tea. The first is called Longjing Qunti, which is referred to by locals as lao shu, or old tree varietal. This is the classic and original Dragonwell, the same kind of tea tasted and recognized by Emperor Qianlong that propelled the region to fame.'

  • 4
    6-8
    175
    20 seconds
    10
    5
    6
    175
    10 seconds
    2
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 175° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.6 ozuse 175° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 2 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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