This is spring has produced another exceptionally tasty Shi Feng Long Jing with all the terroir of Hangzhou on a misty morning. Crisp and fragrant, the classic chestnut notes delight, while apricot and floral notes linger in the finish. Enjoy now for fullest flavor.
About the leaves:
This Shi Feng Lung Jing is grown at an elevation of 500 meters above sea level in Zhejiang, China. Grown from the #43 longjing cultivar, his hand-plucked variety has a standard of one bud and one or two, three cm long leaves. which were harvested in early April. The firing time and temperature is determined by the tea master and depends solely on the tenderness of the leaves at that time and is repeated one additional time. Compared with other Lung Jings, this one has a flatter, lighter appearance.
Green Tea | Moderate caffeine | Steep at 170° for 2-3 minutes.
The cultivations of tea in the West Lake area dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907). It was during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) when Long Jing was honored as one of the top Chinese teas. It reached the top of that list during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) when it was officially recognized by Emperor Qianlong.
Due to the area’s early prosperity, Qianlong visited the area multiple times during his reign of over six decades. It is said that he oversaw the tea making process on at least four visits. He was so infatuated with the plant that he wrote poems about tea making and tea drinking, and planted 18 tea shrubs in front of Hugong Temple for “imperial tea”.
With fertile lands surrounded by mountains, the region is protected from cold winds from the north while retaining warm air currents from the south. It is this unique geography, along with exceptional local water quality, that yields this legendary tea.
Raw Honey for Green Teas
Soft floral notes of this raw honey pair deliciously with the lively, fresh character of green and white teas.