This limited pre-order tea has already been picked by Li Xiaoping in Dragonwell.
We expect this tea to arrive in early May 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.
green bean, jicama
neroli, lemon zest
silky soft with juicy aftertaste
floral - orchid, jasmine
vegetal - green bean, jicama
fruit - neroli, lemon zest
savory - buttercream
spice - rosemary
texture - silky soft with juicy aftertaste
DATE OF PICKINGMarch 23, 2021
Longjing VillageZhejiang Province
longjing #43Tea Varietal
The new 2021 harvest is now in stock!
Dragonwell varietal #43 has been carefully bred and selected in the last fifty years as a new tea well suited to Shi Feng’s terroir. It buds earlier and in colder weather than classic Longjing Qunti varietal 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 #43 varietal is true Shi Feng Dragonwell, growing on one of the highest slopes of the tiny microclimate that Emperor Qianlong declared as one of the best in the world for tea. 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 g.6-8 oz.use 175° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times add 15 sec. each infusion
4 g.6 ozuse 175° watersteep 8 seconds add 5 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings