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From Trident Booksellers and Cafe Boulder Colorado

Easily one of the most renowned teas in China, Dragonwell (longjing 明前龍井) from the West Lake (Xi Hu) protected area has a recorded history going back over a thousand years. The unique microclimate and pure spring water running into the tea fields help to create one of the most clear and mineral rich brews available in the tea world. Almost always processed into a green tea, this rare and very high grade black Dragonwell was masterfully withered for hours in order to encourage oxidation in the leaves to make it into a black tea. As a black, this tea loses nothing in terms of complexity. We taste complex floral and herbaceous flavors atop a base of sweet malts and lychee fruit.

This tea was made from the world-renowned Qunti cultivar, the original cultivar from which Dragonwell was historically made. It was crafted by a tea maker with over 30 years of experience creating Dragonwell. This is a rare and exquisite tea with an authentic pedigree, we recommend this highly.

Origin – Xi Hu, Zhejiang, China

Location – Luowen Tip Mountain, Dongmuwu Village

Harvest – March 31st-April 4th, 2022

Cultivar- Qunti

Tea Maker – Jin GuanQuan

Tastes Like – Lychee, Floral Malts, Chrysanthemum

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