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Brief Introduction to
Shi Feng Long Jing (Lion Peak Dragon Well)


Shi Feng Long Jing (literally as Lion Peak Dragon Well) is the most famous green tea in China but few have tasted the original, which grows on Shi Feng Mountain in Hangzhou City around the beautiful scenic West Lake. Shi Feng Mountain is the original, most prized center of Long Jing tea production area.

We are privileged to offer Shi Feng Long Jing directly from the famous tea master Weng Yue Ting and his close apprentices. Weng is now 67 and is still making tea every year by hand. Weng also still uses the leaves from tea bushes passed down in his family. His garden is populated by 50-60 year old bushes that have strong, deep roots. Most Dragon Well on the market is made from a commercial cultivar known as Long Jing #43. Government trade groups have heavily promoted this tea bush over the last several decades, but Weng has insisted on keeping his older bushes. Weng’s yearly duty is to sell the earliest, best three kilos to the government before he can begin selling tea to anyone else.

This particular tea began picking at the end of March, before the Chinese Qing Ming Festival. Fresh leaves are brought back from the gardens and allowed to wither for a couple of hours before they begin the firing process to fix them from oxidation. After an initial machine firing, the tea is left to sit for another 3-4 hours before being fried two more times in the wok. Weng first pan fires about 150 grams of tea at a time to shape the leaves and remove some of their moisture. In the third and final fry, more leaves can be fried at a time since they have shrunk from loosing water. At the end, the tea leaves are just 5-6% water — any dryer and they would break easily; any wetter and they would not be shelf stable for long. Weng judges the tea’s completion by his eyes and hands, relying on an intuitive sensitivity built by decades of experience.

ShiFeng LongJing has a rich and complex flavor that changes as you drink. This singular tea experience is created by a combination of traditional growing practice, picking standard, and processing methods.

This picking standard is one bud with two tender leaves. Compared to the Da Fo Long Jing, Shi Feng has a deeper and nuttier flavor and a more complex aftertaste. Owing to its traditional processing, the tea’s aroma is not grassy — it is an uncommon combination of gentle floral notes over a smack of toasted soybean character.

High quality Dragon Well dry leaves will be even, showing they were picked in the same season, not a blend. The tea color is very clear and lightly green. When the tea is brewed, you can see the picking standard and not much tea dust or broken leaves. We hope that you will enjoy the full-bodied flavor of this remarkable tea. Appreciate the light yellow green tea color and unique fresh fragrance that gently develops over many infusions. A truly remarkable tea!

make the perfect cup of
Shi Feng Long Jing (Lion Peak Dragon Well)

    • Teaware
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    • 12 OZ. Tall Glass Teacup, Gaiwan (Bowl)
    • Leaves
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    • 1 TBS
    • Water
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    • Filtered (Spring) Water
    • Fire
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    • 85°C | 185°F
    • Time
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    • 2 Min for 1st Infusion
    • Infusion
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    • 5 infusions

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