Shi Feng Long Jing Lion's Peak Dragonwell Green Tea 狮峰龙井
Shi Feng Long Jing is regarded as the cream of the crop of West Lake dragonwell green tea among connoisseurs and Long Jing tea lovers. Shi Feng village is one of the five villages that produce the world's finest West Lake dragonwell. The beautiful scenery in the village's hilly landscape and the famous Qian Long emperor's designated eighteen bushes (see picture below) have given this tea a romantic and spiritual appeal as well as a magnificent sensory experience.
Yang Mei Ling (杨梅岭) is one of the four sub-mountains of Shi Feng Dragon Well green tea. The traditional local varietal Qunti Zhong is preferred by seasoned Long Jing lovers. With all of the aspects of a renowned Shi Feng Dragon Well, this tea exhibits an exceptional quality with its nuttiness and a slight floral fragrance while being very smooth and delicate. What is more, a beautiful, sweet aftertaste and huigan (回甘) emerges from the finish exemplifying why Shi Feng dragonwell is such a world class tea. After all, drinking this tea is like the flowing waters of a stream behind an old country home, bringing inner comfort and contentment as if from wonderful times past. A true delicacy and a sensory delight!
Note: When you purchase dragonwell, look out for the color and shape of the dry leaf. Authentic dragonwell has pale green-yellow color, not a deep green like most dragon wells on the market. Also the high quality dry leaf is spear shaped and flat, does not have large green leaves.
Sold as original pack: 250g
Origin: Yang Mei Ling village of Shi Feng mountain, Huangzhou, China
Varietal: Qunti Zhong, traditional local varietal
Harvest: Pre-ming, 2022
Plucking standard: One bud, one baby leaf
A well-made artisan tea, it has elegant floral notes, nutty flavor, and a very smooth sweetness that lingers in your mouth and nose.
185oF, 4g (2 tbsp) for 6-8oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, first steeping 1 minute, up to 3 steepings. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.
To get the most enjoyment out of the tea, we recommend using a gaiwan or glass brewing vessel without an infuser. For the best tea tasting results, warm up the teaware first, then add the tea leaves, take in the aroma, then pour the hot water on the side wall of the teaware. Please see more specific step-by-step brewing instructions below:
1. Tea to water ratio: 3g to 150ml/5oz water.
2. Water temperature: 180-185 F. Never, never use boiling water.
3. Water quality: Recommend to use spring water or filtered water. No tap water, purified or distilled water.
4. Brewing time: First steep about 2 minutes, subsequent steep 1-2min. If you use a gaiwan or porcelain teapot, please don’t cover your tea with the lid.
5. Note, please don’t forget to smell the aroma before drinking your tea. Aroma is always the first part of your sensory tea experience.