This limited pre-order tea has already been picked by Li Xiaoping in Dragonwell.
This tea will ship starting the week of May 17 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.
rose, orange blossom water
homemade soymilk, steamed buns
incredibly sweet mineality
floral - rose, orange blossom water
vegetal - juniper, citrus
spice - burdock, cypress
savory - homemade soymilk, steamed buns
texture - incredibly sweet mineality
DATE OF PICKING03/21/21
Longjing VillageZhejiang Province
longjing quntiTea Varietal
This limited offering from Li Xiaoping can only be picked in years where the weather is cool and temperate and the rain is very light. At the very top of the peak of Shi Feng, there is a grove of trees that have been allowed to grow undisturbed to preserve a natural habitat for birds and increase biodiversity. Among the trees, the Li family has tea plants that have not been cut back and trimmed every year like the lower slope plants. Because these semi-wild Dragonwell bushes are not tended, they require perfect weather to yield the right flavor. Li Xiaoping was able to pick these bushes again this year and offered us the majority of her tiny yield in the interest of cultural exchange and sharing a unique side of Shi Feng’s terroir not often seen. The flavor is rich, bold and complex, sharing the lingering sweetness an aromatic subtlety of early harvest Dragonwell with the big flavor of later harvests. The tea benefits from Shi Feng’s unique quartz-heavy white sand soil and mountain spring water, as well as the cool protected microclimate that the mountains form.
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[...]
As low as$13.95
'This year, the weather conditions aligned just right for Mrs. Li to pick a semi-wild grove of Dragonwell that is not trimmed back each year. This tea grows alongside native trees and relies on nesting birds as natural pest control. The flavor of this uncultivated Dragonwell is a great primer into the natural terroir of Shi Feng’s perfect confluence of conditions.'
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