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2018 2nd Picking Shi Feng Dragonwell Black Tea

2018 2nd 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
    70
    whole wheat bread
    true
    65
    crips minerality, cooling
    true
    45
    lychee
    true
    30
    osmanthus

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - whole wheat bread
    • spice - crips minerality, cooling
    • fruit - lychee
    • floral - osmanthus
    • DATE OF PICKING4/2/18
    • Longjing Village Zhejiang Province
    • ELEVATION300 meters
    • longjing quntiTea Varietal

    For Li Xiaoping’s first year ever processing black tea from her hand-picked Dragonwell leaves, she wanted to make sure to experiment fully, saving some of each harvest for the unique oxidation process that brings out the malty savory flavors of black tea. This 2nd picking is a unique, bud-heavy harvest that balances the rich, thick flavor forward experience of classic harvest Dragonwell with the light, sweet and aromatic lingering qualities of the 1st delicate harvest of the year. The result is a beautiful, refined tea that captures the unique mineral-forward flavor of the region.


  • '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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