1st Growth Teas: a wonderful way to celebrate springby Lydia Kung
As I am wont to repeat each year, we may see announcements about the appearance of teas such as Dragonwell as early as March. There is a very little produced at the end of March in true-to-origin Zhejiang, but caution is warranted: this is one tea where authentic origin should matter. With processing expected to finish up soon, we hope to receive the first Pre-Qing Ming Dragonwell in early April.
A call for patience also applies to White teas, as those from Yunnan are weeks ahead of those from Fujian. An offer of Silver Needles from Yunnan is already in hand, whereas we are at least a couple of weeks away from seeing this tea from Fujian.
I will be in Anhui and Hunan in early April and look forward to bringing back more news. The bulk of notable spring tea samples will be out next month.
March 25, 2019