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Pre-Qingming Dragonwell

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Pre-Qingming Dragonwell

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A limited amount of Dragonwell is harvested each year before the Qingming Festival (around April 5th)—among the earliest tea harvests of the year in China. A manifestation of the varietal Long Jing 43, this harvest happened in Hangzhou—they don't come much more classic than this. Fruit and floral notes, with pleasant, plush tannin. Teas harvested this early rarely contain full photonutrient and chlorophyll development—resulting in a smaller leaf size and yellow appearance. Don't be fooled—from the strenuous plucking process to pan firing by hand—this is a telos of the style.

Region: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Variety: Long Jing 43

Elevation: 750 meters above sea level

Harvest Date: March 26, 2018

Producer: Mr. Wong

Brewing Recommendation: 

8g tea | 340ml water | 190F | 1m 15s