Verdant Tea

2020 Shi Feng Dragonwell

2020 Shi Feng Dragonwell

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
    45
    sweet cream, roasted chestnut
    true
    85
    cooling wintergreen, sparkling minerality
    true
    35
    cherry
    true
    75
    soybean, matcha, cucumber

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - sweet cream, roasted chestnut
    • spice - cooling wintergreen, sparkling minerality
    • fruit - cherry
    • vegetal - soybean, matcha, cucumber
    • DATE OF PICKINGApril 2020
    • Longjing VillageZhejiang Province
    • ELEVATION300 meters
    • longjing quntiTea Varietal

    Pre-orders have re-opened for the new 2020 spring harvest! Li Xiaoping grows this true Dragonwell cultivar on a perfectly-shaded mountainside in the tiny and sought-after Shi Feng microclimate- a uniquely situated spot with sweet mountain springs, quartz-heavy rocky soil, and mist. Li Xiaoping is a celebrated community leader for her advocacy in sustainable farming and working to protect the Shi Feng region, and her tea is recognized across the world as one of the few true Dragonwell expressions out there, capturing deep minerality, persistent sweetness, and complex aromatics.


  • '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
    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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