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2018 1st Picking Shi Feng Longjing #43

2018 1st Picking Shi Feng Longjing #43

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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
    90
    sweet pea, bok choy
    true
    60
    orchid
    true
    40
    tangerine
    true
    40
    pine
    true
    30
    semolina

    Tasting Profile

    • vegetal - sweet pea, bok choy
    • floral - orchid
    • fruit - tangerine
    • spice - pine
    • savory - semolina
    • DATE OF PICKING3/22/18
    • Longjing Village Zhejiang Province
    • ELEVATION300 meters
    • longjing #43Tea Varietal

    Mrs. Li’s 1st Picking #43 Varietal Dragonwell is the first picking of the whole region. This varietal was specifically bred and selected to bud even earlier than classic Dragonwell in Shi Feng 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. The first picking of the year is full of all the nutrients and sugars stored by the plant all winter long and offers a more complex, sweet and subtle taste experience. It has a longer aftertaste and thicker texture than later harvests. 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.


  • 'The Longjing area, and Shi Feng peak in particular, have enjoyed good weather over the winter, and Li Xiaoping is happy this year with a great harvest of both her traditional Dragonwell varietal and the Longjing #43 cultivar.'

  • 4
    6-8
    175
    30 seconds
    15
    4
    6
    175
    8 seconds
    5
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

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

    Gongfu

    4 g.6 ozuse 175° 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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