Shi Feng Long Jing, Spring 2019
Shi Feng, "Lion's Peak", Long Jing is undoubtedly the best in the world. If you come to Longjing during the first pick March between the 21st and 29th, you will fully understand the demand for this tea. I've seen firsthand how the Chinese elite show up in droves to buy their Longjing for the year. Longjing is historically the most famous and expensive tea, and at times was reserved for the King and his constituents. Simply put, the demand is much higher than the supply and drinking true Shi Feng Longjing is a great blessing.
This Long Jing is hand crafted from the first-flush buds that are hand-picked in Shi Feng. Master Wang is the tea farmer and tea maker, and he owns 6 plots of land in Shi Feng. His family has lived in Shi Feng for over 300 years, since the end of the Ming Dynasty.
The tea is incredibly smooth and sweet, with an edamame flavor and scent. The tea wakes you up, yet relaxes all of your muscles. The color is gorgeous. It has Hui Gan, slight bitterness that turns into sweetness. It is a delicacy, and we are blessed to have access to this tea.