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2024 Shi Feng Dragonwell

2024 Shi Feng Dragonwell

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China’s most famous
iconic green tea
Li Xiaoping is proud to share one of the only examples of true Shi Feng Dragonwell out there - a stunning illustration of the crisp minerality that makes Dragonwell famous. Notes of matcha, frankicense, jasmine, and cream.
Li Xiaoping is proud to share one of the only examples of true Shi Feng Dragonwell out there - a stunning illustration of the crisp minerality that makes Dragonwell famous. Arriving now + shipping ASAP!
arriving now! ♦ Shi Feng, Dragonwell
Ming Qian 2024 ♦ Shi Feng, Dragonwell
China’s most famous
iconic green tea
Li Xiaoping is proud to share one of the only examples of true Shi Feng Dragonwell out there - a stunning illustration of the crisp minerality that makes Dragonwell famous. Notes of matcha, frankicense, jasmine, and cream.
Li Xiaoping is proud to share one of the only examples of true Shi Feng Dragonwell out there - a stunning illustration of the crisp minerality that makes Dragonwell famous. Arriving now + shipping ASAP!
arriving now! ♦ Shi Feng, Dragonwell
Ming Qian 2024 ♦ Shi Feng, Dragonwell
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Crafted by Mrs. Li

Li Xiaoping is an award-winning, respected community leader growing true Dragonwell in the tiny coveted Shi Feng (Lion’s Peak) micro-region with over fifty years experience.
 
Her tea is fed by volcanic mountain springs, shaded by bamboo and evergreens, and grown using organic techniques, hand-picked and hand finished on a wok.
 
    • DATE OF PICKINGPre-QingMing 2024
    • Longjing VillageZhejiang Province
    • ELEVATION300 meters
    • longjing quntiTea Varietal

    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.

  • true
    90
    matcha
    true
    65
    jasmine, rose
    true
    60
    frankincense
    true
    70
    neroli, banana
    true
    50
    cream
    true
    rocky, composed, elegant

    Tasting Profile

    • vegetal - matcha
    • floral - jasmine, rose
    • spice - frankincense
    • fruit - neroli, banana
    • savory - cream
    • texture - rocky, composed, elegant

Li Xiaoping also recommends:


  • "Typically, the prized pre-Qingming picking doesn’t happen until mid to late March, so this year's harvests mark an incredible year, with unique weather that Li Xiaoping says made for sweet, rich, aromatic tea."

photos courtesy of Li Xiaoping, March 2022

  • 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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