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.
cooling, mouthwatering, pine forest
spice - cooling, mouthwatering, pine forest
floral - rose, osmanthus
fruit - tangerine
savory - malt
Longjing Village Zhejiang Province
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 g.6-8 oz.use
200° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times add 15 sec. each infusion
4 g.6 ozuse 200° watersteep 8 seconds add 5 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings