Draw energy and wisdom from the earth. Older tea plants, Lao Cong, carry a stronger energy, and the teas made from them tend to be sweeter and smoother. This is a special variety of Shui Xian (Water Fairy). The leaves are harvested from tea plants over 100 years old.
Dragons are ancient water spirits, hence our ‘old bush water fairy’ is named for Longnü - the Dragon Girl. Daughter of the Dragon King, she appears in many tales, most prominently in the Lotus Sutra. She is also associated with Guan Yin, frequently depicted as one of her acolytes.
This exquisite Chinese tea is best enjoyed gong fu style: brew 5 grams of tea in a small (150-200ml) pot. Pour the tea after 30 seconds, and enjoy the flowery orchid-like fragrance lingering over the toasty, vanilla-cream flavor notes. Brew the same leaves over and over again, good for at least 10 brews. After finishing the first cup, remember to smell the inside of the cup - a mouth-watering caramel aroma awaits!
Leaf: 5g for a small pot, 7-8g for a medium pot
Water: Full boil (100C / 212F)
Time: 30-45 seconds for a small pot, 1-2 minutes for a medium pot
ServingsThis tea is difficult to measure with a teaspoon, please see the photos for reference of 5 grams. This tea can be brewed many times. Note how the experience of the tea develops over each brew!
Size: 50 grams (1.8 oz)
Type: Oolong Tea
Origin: Fujian, China
Character: Flowery, Minty/Cooling, Compelling