Lion's Peak Dragon Well - Shi Feng LongJing - 狮峰龙井

Description

The fame and popularity of Long Jing Tea, it´s a double edge axe. The market is inundated with fakes coming from distant lands as far as Sichuan. Given its popularity and “abundance” in the market it is the Tea many people start with, which can be a bad starting point if you dont know how to enjoy this tea or if you get a cheaper bad quality version.

The Village of Long Jing has different peaks, from which the most famous one is Shi Feng or Lion´s Peak where the older trees from the Qunti Cultivar grows.

We selected this tea from many we tried, because we believe it was a good compromise between price and quality. This is not a first flush (hence the price) but is one of the earlier picks. (Usually first flush’s are placed by order and prices are very high, besides most of the time they remain in the local market).

Tasting Notes:

This Tea has different aspects to it, sweet, salty and vegetal aromas combined with its delicate, nutty and “fishy*” taste.

*Fishy Taste, in tea doesn´t mean the taste of a fish and seafood market, nor the smell of it, it does refer more to the salty, seaweed, umami sort of flavor and aroma, which in China is also known as Fresh.

Drinking Tips:

  • – Use the Middle method to brew this Tea.
  • – Use two glass pitchers as the “double Pitcher method” as an alternative to Gaiwan or the Glass.
  • – Give it a try using the glass method of brewing and using warmer water, the way they drink it in Long Jing Village.
  • – Going to exercise? Have a couple of brews from this Tea to get a boost of energy!
  • – Pair with delicate foods, delicate pastries, fruits and nuts.
  • – Good Tea is not afraid of hot water, so go ahead and compare the taste you get from 80°C infusion and 90°C infusions.

 


Notes for Tea Nerds:

* All of our product pictures for the Tea soup features the middle infusion combined. (if the tea can be infused 8 times, then we combine 4th-5th to take the picture)

* All of our product pictures featured a bit more quantity of tea leaves infused, that’s because we have heavier palate and we are drinking the teas as we take the pictures 😉

* The number of infusions  for each product consider infusions with easily recognized taste, we do not count infusions that have its taste already fading away; said this each tea can be infused more times if desired. Also many of our teas can be boiled after being infused.

Chinese Name:

狮峰龙井

Origin:

Shi Feng – Xi Hu – Hangzhou

Cultivar:

Qunti

Vintage:

2021

Aromas and flavors:

Delicate, Mellow, Nutty, Vegetal

Number of Infusions:

Enjoy 5+ Infusions

  • REFERENCE: ST-GCLJ-21
  • PRICE: $49,46$97,27

This eloquent Tea has a lot to offer if you take the time to appreciate and listen. If you like Green Tea and particularly Long Jing this one you should try.

We prefer the Qunti Cultivar over the #43 because we find it less astringent and bitter.

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Description

The fame and popularity of Long Jing Tea, it´s a double edge axe. The market is inundated with fakes coming from distant lands as far as Sichuan. Given its popularity and “abundance” in the market it is the Tea many people start with, which can be a bad starting point if you dont know how to enjoy this tea or if you get a cheaper bad quality version.

The Village of Long Jing has different peaks, from which the most famous one is Shi Feng or Lion´s Peak where the older trees from the Qunti Cultivar grows.

We selected this tea from many we tried, because we believe it was a good compromise between price and quality. This is not a first flush (hence the price) but is one of the earlier picks. (Usually first flush’s are placed by order and prices are very high, besides most of the time they remain in the local market).

Tasting Notes:

This Tea has different aspects to it, sweet, salty and vegetal aromas combined with its delicate, nutty and “fishy*” taste.

*Fishy Taste, in tea doesn´t mean the taste of a fish and seafood market, nor the smell of it, it does refer more to the salty, seaweed, umami sort of flavor and aroma, which in China is also known as Fresh.

Drinking Tips:

  • – Use the Middle method to brew this Tea.
  • – Use two glass pitchers as the “double Pitcher method” as an alternative to Gaiwan or the Glass.
  • – Give it a try using the glass method of brewing and using warmer water, the way they drink it in Long Jing Village.
  • – Going to exercise? Have a couple of brews from this Tea to get a boost of energy!
  • – Pair with delicate foods, delicate pastries, fruits and nuts.
  • – Good Tea is not afraid of hot water, so go ahead and compare the taste you get from 80°C infusion and 90°C infusions.

 


Notes for Tea Nerds:

* All of our product pictures for the Tea soup features the middle infusion combined. (if the tea can be infused 8 times, then we combine 4th-5th to take the picture)

* All of our product pictures featured a bit more quantity of tea leaves infused, that’s because we have heavier palate and we are drinking the teas as we take the pictures 😉

* The number of infusions  for each product consider infusions with easily recognized taste, we do not count infusions that have its taste already fading away; said this each tea can be infused more times if desired. Also many of our teas can be boiled after being infused.

Brewing Tips

  • "Gong Fu" Style

  • Glass Method

  • "Grandpa" Style

  • Cold Brew