Green tea : Shi Feng Long Jing

Shi Feng Long Jing

Zhejiang province
Shi Feng Long Jing
Shi Feng Long Jing
Shi Feng Long Jing
Shi Feng Long Jing

Shi Feng Long Jing is the highest gradation of Xi Hu Long Jing sort. The tea grows in especially good conditions – close to the Shifeng peak (Zhejiang province) in a mountainous area by the Xi Hu lake – a pearl of China glorified in Chinese poetry. Shi Feng Long Jing is collected before the beginning of Qingming season (a season of Clear Days, which starts on April 4-6th). To get one kilo of such tea, one needs to pluck about 80 thousand unbroken flashes – young tips with a single leaf. When The Qianlong Emperor of the Quing Dynasty saw the production process of this sort in Hangzhou, he was astonished by the scale of the labour it required and the value of gained experience. Tea frying is a very delicate procedure, its timing depends on size, age and shape of a tea leaf. The real process requires prudence, accumulation of a lot of efforts –both physical and spiritual, great mastery and a frequent changing of manipulation. Only very experienced and skilled masters, who mastered this art completely, can produce Shi Feng Long Jing, a tea ideal in its aroma, gustatory and color qualities.