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Produced 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.

Tasting Profile

  • VEGETAL – matcha
  • A LITTLE FRUITY – citrus peel
  • A LITTLE SPICY – mineral
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – vanilla
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DATE OF PICKINGApril 2017
Longjing VillageZhejiang Province
ELEVATION300 meters
longjing #43Tea Varietal

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. This later 2017 spring harvest was picked in April, before the spring rains.

Steeping Instructions

Western

4 g.6-8
oz.
use 175° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 15 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

4 g.6  oz.use 175° watersteep 8 seconds
add 5 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

4 g.12
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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