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2021 Shi Feng Dragonwell Black Tea

2021 Shi Feng Dragonwell Black Tea

SPRING 2021 PRE-ORDER

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.
  • true
    70
    cherry, blackberry jam
    true
    85
    semolina, whipped cream
    true
    70
    cinnamon
    true
    65
    vanilla bean
    true
    sparkling sweet limestone

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - cherry, blackberry jam
    • savory - semolina, whipped cream
    • spice - cinnamon
    • floral - vanilla bean
    • texture - sparkling sweet limestone
    • DATE OF PICKING03/26/21
    • Longjing VillageZhejiang Province
    • ELEVATION300 meters
    • longjing quntiTea Varietal

    The new 2021 spring harvest is now in stock!

    For the fourth year in a row, Li Xiaoping is sharing her new 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. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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