China Guangxi Early Spring Silver Needle White Tea

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White Tea
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Floral, Green Apple, Honeydew, Melon
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185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 4 oz / 125 ml

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A wonderful sweet tasting and delicate tea with lingering honeydew melon notes.

While Guangxi is not famous for it’s Silver Needle production like Fuding, it has in recent years cultivated a growing reputation for the quality of it’s Silver Needle tea, produced with the same cultivar and technique as Fuding. Due to the lack of fame, the tea is available at a much better price compared to Fuding Silver Needle.

Tasting Notes:
- Delicate and smooth tea
- Sweet taste lingering honeydew melon taste

Harvest: Spring, early March 2020

Cultivar: Fuding Da Bai Hao
Origin: Baise, Guangxi, China
Sourced: Specialist Chinese tea wholesaler

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 90°C/194°F
- Use 2-3 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 3-4 minutes

Packaging: Resealable ziplock bag

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Smooth, very lightly sweet and very lightly tannic. Very notable honeydew aftertaste that hardly shows up on the nose and a hint of green apple now and then

Flavors: Floral, Green Apple, Honeydew, Melon

185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 4 OZ / 125 ML

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