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.
ringing minerality, cooling sap
spice - ringing minerality, cooling sap
savory - fresh cream
floral - gardenia
fruit - nectarine
PICKINGSpring / Fall 2019
Longjing Village Zhejiang Province
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.
'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 g.6-8 oz.use
175° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
5 g.6 ozuse 175° watersteep 10 seconds add 2 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings