For the first time in 150 years, the relatively low elevations of Pinglin saw snowfall last winter. Neither our farmer Mr. Chen, his father, or his father before him could recall seeing snow on the terraced slopes of their tea fields.
Deep winters, more common with high mountain teas, produce a deep sleep in the plant, forcing the tree to store more nutrients to survive - making for fragrant growth in spring.
The winter dragon Bao Zhong is part of a limited, completely handmade lot our of reverence to the once-in-several-lifetimes miracle of snow.
The winter dragon was produced from the Gao Shan Cha cultivar, Qing Xin “Clear Heart”.