Shifeng Longjing
Pesticide Free

Super Premium 97 P.

Very rare: Super premium longjing in top quality from the prime terroir of Shifeng Mountain. Renowned tea farm in China and official tea supplier to the government. Pesticide-free cultivation. 50g
Character Character balanced, nutty and malty roasted aromas, hazelnut, delicate smoky notes, creamy sweetness, fresh, energising, mineral umami.
Tea Garden One of the most respected green tea farms in China; supplier to the government
Terroir Shifeng Mountain; recognised terroir for longjing
Harvest Pre-qing ming; end of March 2022; earliest harvest of the year
Cultivar Longjing no. 43; a native, regional cultivar, "mixed-cultivar"
Elevation 300m above sea level at Shifeng
Processing Method Hand-harvested (shoucai 手採 ), traditional roasting, special shaping by hand in a wok for 20 minutes (huiguo 輝鍋)
Organic Cert. Pesticide-free cultivation since 1997, natural fertiliser, a rarity in Shifeng
Grade 97/100 p. (chinese green tea category); Super Premium 


All-rounder tea with a good catechin balance and also loved as a gourmet tea. Many amino acids, relatively mild, very well tolerated.

See our all longjing teas.


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€358.00 / 1kg
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Tea Farm

The village of Longjing at Shifeng Mountain is not only the thousands of years old origin of longjing tea, but also to this day the best source of longjing tea. Located along the famous West Lake, many tea farms operate here and have produced the best and most authentic longjing teas for generations. The tea farm from which we source this longjing is located in a rural area surrounded by hill and forests near the Qian Tang River, slightly further away from West Lake. Two cultivars are grown there and produced into tea: the modern, large-leafed and early growing longjing 43 and the local "mixed cultivar" which count among the oldest tea plants in the region. The mixed cultivar benefits from slow growth and deep roots that imbue the tea with plenty of nutrients and a superior taste. Teas made from these plants are especially rare, sell for high prices, and are typically quickly sold out. Foreign customers have difficulty acquiring these quality teas because the domestic demand in China is so large. As a result, there are a number of counterfeit longjing teas in circulation. Our longjing is authentic and especially rare because it is grown on a farm without the use of pesticides. Our longjing is of absolute top quality and sourced from one of the most renowned green tea farms in China. The farm grows the tea according to unique ecological standards in a 4,000m2 natural sanctuary, the first of its kind at West Lake near Shifeng Mountain. The tea farmer supplies the Chinese government with teas, of which many are gifted during diplomatic visits to dignitaries.



Authentic longjing grown in Longjingcun (龙井村) at Shifeng Mountain are highly sought after the world over due to their exquisite aroma and taste, which result from the unique combination of the specific cultivar, the traditional terroir, and the complex production process. Good quality longjing possesses a complex aroma profile, many amino acids, as well as a pleasant mildness accompanied by high tolerability (low caffeine and catechin content). Our Longjing Super Premium has a distinctly well-balanced and rounded body with delicate notes of grain and popcorn. The flavour nuances complement each other well and are accompanied by a fresh, vegetal sweetness. The aftertaste is rounded off with elegantly bitter and mineral umami notes. The tea fills the room with a warm, toasted scent.


Flat (Bianxingcha 扁形茶 ), typical longjing form, juicy green, slightly yellow


Bright green


The tea farm has received various awards including the China International Tea Expo Gold Award (2012) and the Hang Zhou Agriculture Expo High Grade Award (2012). The farm is the official supplier to the Chinese government.

Chinese Green Tea

Chinese green tea differs from other teas because the leaves are roasted (青鍋 Qing Gu = Kill Green) after harvesting, which prevents further oxidation of the tea and gives it its typical nutty, buttery taste. There are a variety of Chinese green teas, with each one exhibiting a different shape, colour and taste. These differences can be attributed in large part to the tea’s region of origin, as Chinese green teas are often deeply rooted in local tea culture.

Laboratory Tests

We go to great lengths to identify the finest organic tea farms across the world’s most celebrated terroirs. All our teas are sourced directly from the farmer and, with a few exceptions, are certified organic or come from pesticide-free farms. Each batch of tea for every harvest is tested for pesticides and other pollutants in an independent German lab to ensure they meet our strict quality standards as well as HACCP food safety requirements.

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Cultivation & Processing

This premium grade longjing is cultivated on the picturesque slopes of Shifeng Mountain in China at 500m above sea level, which is the highest tea field on the mountain. The cultivation region has an annual rainfall of 1,500mm, year round fog, and a mild climate. The average temperature is 16°C.
Due to the soil and climate, longjing teas synthesise a large quantity of L-theanine with a mild and fruity taste.

Harvesting and processing is completed by hand and is therefore quite time consuming. The production process transpires according to the following steps

1. Drying of the leaves in the sun for 2-4 days to reduce moisture

2. Traditional pan-roasting in a large wok (chao qing 炒青) by hand at 70-80° for 15-20 minutes to stop oxidation (kill green, qing gu 青鍋)

3. Drying of the leaves for 30-50 minutes on bamboo sieves (hui chao 回潮)

4. Forming and drying the leaves at 220°C (hui guo 輝鍋) in a wok, also by hand

The moisture in the leaves is reduced, and the leaves take on a smoother, firmer appearance. The colour remains a fresh, yellowish green. High qualities retain white bits of fuzz from leaf buds.

Single Origin

This tea is exclusively sourced from the above mentioned tea farm in Longjingcun. Sourced directly from the tea farmer.


Brewing Guide

2 heaped tsp. per 100-300ml (80°C) water. Steep for 2-3 minutes. Suitable for several infusions.

Chinese Gong Fu Method

Gaiwan: 110ml / 3.8oz
80°C / 176°F
3g tea
5 infusions: (rinse 5 seconds) 15 seconds, 18 seconds, 21 seconds, 24 seconds, 27 seconds


High quality, airtight, resealable standing zipper pouch with 9 protective layers to preserve flavour and protect against oxidation and contamination.

Recommended Teapot

The ideal teapot for the traditional preparation of longjing tea is a yixing teapot made from light-coloured clay. Alternatively, a glass teapot with an integrated sieve can be used, so long as the leaves are able to freely drift around inside the pot.

Recommended Storage

Ideally store in a quality tea caddy made from cherry tree bark (wooden, kabazaiku chazutsu) or an airtight, double-coated metal tin.

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