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2018 Shi Feng Dragonwell Black Tea

2018 Shi Feng Dragonwell Black Tea

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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
    85
    cocoa bean, brown sugar
    true
    55
    minerality
    true
    75
    juicy, mouthwatering

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - cocoa bean, brown sugar
    • spice - minerality
    • fruit - juicy, mouthwatering
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2018
    • Longjing Village Zhejiang Province
    • ELEVATION300 meters
    • longjing quntiTea Varietal

    For the first year ever, Li Xiaoping is excited to be making Dragonwell Black Tea! She uses the same delicate early buds as her famous green tea, hand-picked from the slopes of Shi Feng, raised on sweet mountain spring water and covered in high elevation mist to protect against sunlight. After light twisting and rolling, this sweet, rich and distinctly mineral-laden tea is then set out in bamboo baskets and loosely covered for ten to fifteen hours and allowed to oxidize in the afternoon heat. This oxidation process brings out savory malty flavors in Li Xiaoping’s Dragonwell that show the unique texture of the region in a completely different light.


  • 'If you go back far enough, Dragonwell and Laoshan tea come from the same ancestors, and are still considered the same cultivar. If the He Family can use Longjing Qunti to make black tea, then why not Li Xiaoping?'

  • 4
    6-8
    200
    30 seconds
    15
    4
    6
    200
    8 seconds
    5
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 200° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 15 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    4 g.6 ozuse 200° watersteep 8 seconds
    add 5 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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