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2018 1st Picking Shi Feng Dragonwell Black Tea

2018 1st Picking 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
    80
    cooling, mouthwatering, pine forest
    true
    75
    rose, osmanthus
    true
    65
    tangerine
    true
    65
    malt

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - cooling, mouthwatering, pine forest
    • floral - rose, osmanthus
    • fruit - tangerine
    • savory - malt
    • DATE OF PICKING3/30/18
    • Longjing Village Zhejiang Province
    • ELEVATION300 meters
    • longjing quntiTea Varietal

    Li Xiaoping is famous for her true Shi Feng Dragonwell, hand-picked from the uniquely shaded mountainside whose soil and water give her tea its unique lingering sweetness and crisp minerality. This year, she decided to try an unprecedented experiment, saving some of her delicate 1st picking budset tea to oxidize in bamboo baskets for about fifteen hours, allowing deep, rich, malty notes to develop before finishing. This process has yielded an incredible black tea whose floral complexity, foresty cooling notes, and buddy texture rivals fine Jin Jun Mei. This is truly a new celebration of what Lion's Peak has to offer.


  • 'The soil of Shi Feng is a unique white sand and quartz mixture that lends an unmistakable minerality to every tea growing on the slopes of Shi Feng. The actual Dragon Well ( long jing ) at the base of Shi Feng is a source of sweet, clean water. This water flows in mountain springs and aquifers and feeds the tea with sweet mineral water.'

  • 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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