Unexpected Snow Fall Halted Longjing Harvest
Earlier this month, a sudden cold front attacked Zhejiang, our base for some of the green teas, including Longjing. Snow covered fields and fields of newly sprouting new tea buds in Hangzhou and all neighbouring tea areas. The new young leaves were wasted.
Plucking began in some areas on March 22, but they are not the best of this year’s harvest. Better quality will begin in a couple of days. If you are seeing offerings prior to this, it is a proof that the source is not from Hangzhou at all.
Green teas in the east and southeastern part of China are a little delayed as well.