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2018 Spring West Lake Dragon Well


This Dragonwell is the first picking of the whole Shi Feng region. The soil is full of quartz and white sand while the water comes from natural mountain springs, yielding a flavor that simply can’t be matched outside of Shi Feng itself. This varietal was specifically bred and selected to bud even earlier than classic Dragonwell in Shi Feng and yields yellower plumper buds that make for gorgeous steeping in glassware.


The first picking of the year is full of all the nutrients and sugars stored by the plant all winter long and offers a more complex, sweet and subtle taste experience. This brings a stronger nutty flavor and aroma and more pronounced sweetness. It has a longer aftertaste and thicker texture than later harvests.

2018 Spring West Lake Dragon Well

$17.00 Regular Price
$12.75Sale Price
  • Origin: Lion Peak, Xihu District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China


    Date of Pick: 2018 Spring


    Altitude: 1000m


    Bud to Leaf Ratio: 1 bud : 1 leaf


    Taste: Chestnut, stir-fried bean aroma. Mellow and smooth subtle floral taste with lingering sweet aftertaste


    Tea Bush : C. sinensis cv. Jiukeng


    Caffeine: Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)