Shifeng Ming Qian 2016 Long Jing (Lion's Peak First Harvest Dragonwell) 25g
On our spring 2016 trip to China, we visited one of the most decorated tea masters in Hangzhou. Shi Feng Shan or Lions Peak Mountain is considered the birthplace of Dragonwell tea. The original 18 bushes declared to be an Imperial tea by a famous Qing Dynasty emperor are still living in this area. The government restricts harvesting from them. We observed Mr Weng hand-processing this year's harvest. This tea is from the earliest buds appearing in late March prior to the important Chinese holiday, Qing Ming festival on April 5 when one's ancestors are honored. We were able to acquire a small amount of of this finest 2016 pre-Ming Dragonwell. We are fortunate to offer it to our customers.
Shi Feng Dragonwell has a deep, nutty flavor with a complex finish. Unlike many green teas, the aroma is not grassy, but is a combination of gentle floral notes with a toasty nuance.