Shi Feng West Lake Dragonwell Long Jing 2018 Pre-ming
Shi Feng dragon well is regarded as the best of the West Lake dragon wells, the cream of the crop. The beautiful scenery and rich history of Shi Feng mountain (or Lion’s Peak), in West Lake, Huangzhou gives this tea a wonderful sensory experience as well as a romantic and spiritual appeal. Shi Feng dragon well's fame dates back to around 250 years ago when Emperor Qian Long of the Qing dynasty visited Shifeng Mountain four times, and conferred 18 bushes as tribute tea. Since then, this tea has remained the most sought after tea in China and around the world.
This hand crafted dragon well was produced pre-ming, (click to read our blog). It is truly an exceptional tea, in every aspect. Saying it is well-balanced would be an understatement. What distinguishes this tea from the standard nutty smoothness of most high-quality dragon well, is its elegant yet unusual floral fragrance and the depth of huigan or the sweet aftertaste. The sweet and smoothness of the liquor envelops and enlivens every taste bud. As with a beautiful elegant lady wearing Chanel No.5, you instantly fall in love. This tea is an exceptional treat for the discriminating tea connoisseur.
Origin: Shi Feng Mountain, Huangzhou, China
Varietal: Qunti zhong, traditional local varietal
Harvest: Pre-Ming 2018, click to read our blog
Caffeine level: Medium
Health Benefits: Green tea is loaded with antioxidants. Studies suggest green tea has the following health benefits.
- Helps to fight cancer
- Helps to reduce radiation
- Helps to relax mind and reduce stress
- Helps to reduce the effects of aging
- Helps to reduce blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol
- Helps to detox the body
This is exceptionally artisan made tea, has elegant floral notes, nutty flavor, very smooth and sweet that lingers in your mouth and nose.
180oF, 4g (2 tbsp) for 6-8 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 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 glass brewing vessel without an infuser, pouring the hot water first, adding the tea, and then smelling the amazing aroma and admiring the opening of the tea leaves.