An excellent sweet, fruity, delicate silver needle tea.
I use a moderate amount of leaf, and let it steep cool and a little longer than most teas, because it’s so mellow there’s no downside to the longer steep.
Harvesting : Early Spring 2008 (pre Qing-Ming)
Origine : Hu Lin Village, Fu Ding, Fu Jian Province.
Plantation varietals : Fu Ding Da Bai Hao varietal
Certification : Organic
Plantation attitude : 280 ~ 400 meters above sea level
Dry leaves appearance : Entirely hand-made from Fu Ding Da Bai Hao tips and sun dried, these high quality Yin Zhen exhibits a good amount of white fur on a healthy pale green leaf. This is a sign of quality in Yin Zhen as fully white leaves (fur and leaf) show that the tea went through a process using “liu huang” which consists in making the overall looking of the tea more white.
Aroma : The dry tea leaves offer a fresh roasted green bean fragrance with a hint of sweet cereals. The wet leaves give the same sweet green bean fragrance but sweeter and they are complemented by a delicate flowery layer.
Liquor : The liquor is pale yellow, as it should be, and the nose reminds a little sweet nutiness. The soup is quite thick showing that the tea comes from healthy trees.
Taste : Taste is sweet, with some eggy edge and a long and pleasant aftertaste.
Tips : When you brew Chinese white tea in a gaiwan, always leave a little bit of tea in the gaiwan between each infusion. This is call “the root” and will allow you to get the best of the green tea.
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