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Produced By 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.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY VEGETAL – sweet bean, fresh grass
  • SAVORY – cashew
  • A LITTLE SPICY – mineral
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DATE OF PICKING4/7/18
Longjing VillageZhejiang Province
ELEVATION300 meters
longjing quntiTea Varietal

Mrs. Li's fresh 2018 Shi Feng Dragonwell is available! Mrs. Li is one of the few farmers fortunate enough to have several plots of land on the famous mountainside of Shi Feng, where her original cultivar (Longjing Qunti) Dragonwell is fed by sweet mountain spring water, picked by hand, and crafted one leaf at a time by her husband. She cultivates her world-famous tea using entirely organic farming techniques.

Li Xiaoping is one of only a handful of farmers in the world cultivating true Shi Feng Dragonwell. Only the Shi Feng micro-climate is free from pesticides, air pollution from nearby Hangzhou, and synthetic fertilizers. The region was praised by Emperor Qianlong and Mao Zedong as home to some of the finest tea in the world and is now protected from development or unsustainable farming by government regulation. Li Xiaoping hand-picks her high-elevation Shi Feng Dragonwell and her husband hand-finishes every leaf. She inherited her incredible plot of rocky mountain-spring fed tea gardens from her father who was recognized as the top expert and taster of his generation. Li Xiaoping’s tea has been written up in the China People’s Daily, and by Serious Eats magazine, recognized as one of the last greatest examples of true Dragonwell.

Steeping Instructions

Western

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

Gongfu

4 g.6  oz.use 175° watersteep 8 seconds
add 5 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

4 g.12
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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