Bai Hao Yin Zhen

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  • “They’re so cute and fluffy! Squeeeee. I love the tiny hairs that stick to the package. A sign of good tea. I’m sure I have a few up my nose now too. sneeze Always look before sticking your nose in...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thank you to Adagio for sending this year’s production to me as part of a package of other Masters Tea samples – I steeped myself up a nice Western style cup this morning and I was really enamored...” Read full tasting note

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Made up of the youngest, fuzzy, plump buds, our Bai Hao Yin Zhen, otherwise known as Silver Needle, hails from the Fuding area of China. Its dry aroma is quite floral, and the leaves are a lovely silvery green. Once brewed the light honey-colored liquor offers flavor notes of honeydew, fresh sweet cucumber and a slight hint of mineral.

About the leaves:

Grown at an elevation of around 450 meters above sea level, our Bai Hao Yin Zhen was hand-plucked in April from 5-10 year old trees. Consisting of only 6 cm long buds, it is a Fuding big tea leaf cultivar. After harvesting the buds go through a special withering process until about 90% of the moisture is gone. It is then roasted at around 60 degrees Celsius for two hours.

This tea contains a low level of caffeine | Steep at 170° for 2-3 minutes.

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They’re so cute and fluffy! Squeeeee. I love the tiny hairs that stick to the package. A sign of good tea. I’m sure I have a few up my nose now too. sneeze Always look before sticking your nose in the bag. A very typical white tea aroma; barnyard, summer tall grass, hay. By the way, it’s November right now when I am writing this note, in MN, and I have our screen door open. Whoa. Just took my first sip. It is incredibly fruity. Juicy fruit gum but without the intense fake sugar. Melons and honeysuckle. Also bits of hay, a mix of wet and dry hay. As you let it infuse longer the astringency picks up a bit along with a weird metallic note. Some of the fruity notes remain. Like licking fruity jam off a metal board. The wet aroma is pleasant. Warming.

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Thank you to Adagio for sending this year’s production to me as part of a package of other Masters Tea samples – I steeped myself up a nice Western style cup this morning and I was really enamored by how melon-y it tasted. I know that honeydew is one of the tasting notes described by the company, but they truly got it spot on – the smell emenating from the cup was the same green melon sweetness of cutting into a fresh honeydew and the taste more in line with the slightly sharper rind of the same melon. This was complimented by notes of honeysuckle and fresh hay – just lovely and soft, and really appreciated on this Friday afternoon.

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