2020 Spring West Lake Dragon Well - Bite of Dragon
This Dragonwell is the first picking of the West Lake 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.
As the name tells, Bite of Dragon indicating the strong and satisfying nutty aroma. The spring 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.
(Some Photos credits go to our tea farmers)
2020 Spring West Lake Dragon Well
Origin: West Lake, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China
Date of Pick: 2020 Spring
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)