Fuding Silver NeedlesGarden Direct Organic White Tea

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Description

Origin: Fuding town, Fujian province, China
Harvest Date: Mingqian harvest, March 20 - April 5, 2017
Cultivar: Fuding Da Hao
Elevation: 500 - 700m

A 2017 Garden Direct Series exclusive! This impressive collection features seasonal micro-lots of single-origin teas we source and import directly from artisan tea farmers. Available for a limited time, these handcrafted teas were selected through real time micro-lot tea cuppings during our 2017 origin travels.

This is the highest class of Silver Needles from the coastal town of Fuding, one of the earliest producing areas for white tea. Picked during the Mingqian period in early spring, this tea is made from the first tea buds that sprout in the new harvest season. The Mingqian buds are thickly coated in a sweet white downy coat of trichomes, and are highly concentrated in amino acids and other nutrients that were stored in the roots during winter. The result is a sublime and elegant balance of oceanic umami and floral sweetness with the patience to infuse at least six or seven times. 


Tasting Notes

Elegant and smooth with a honey-like richness and sweet, subtle fruity aromas

Everyday Brewing

Water to Leaf Ratio
1 tbsp (4g) per 8 oz of water
Water Temperature
185°F
Steep Time
4-5 minutes

Traditional Brewing

Add 1 tbsp (3g) tea per 8 ounces water
Use 185°F water
Infuse for 2-3 minutes

For subsequent infusions:
2nd: 2-3 minutes | 3+: 3-4 minutes

Ingredients

Organic White Tea

Origin

Fujian

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Bright apricot honey umami cleans the palate of all but the anticipation of another sip. Kudos to the tasters and buyers of... read more
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Bright apricot honey umami cleans the palate of all but the anticipation of another sip. Kudos to the tasters and buyers of... read more
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Medicine in a cup
Sep 6, 2017
Bright apricot honey umami cleans the palate of all but the anticipation of another sip. Kudos to the tasters and buyers of... read more
James Boland
West Hartford, CT
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