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Fuding Silver Needles Vintage 2017 Fuding Silver Needles Vintage 2017

Fuding Silver Needles Vintage 2017Garden 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

Our Garden Direct 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.

While many teas are best enjoyed fresh and soon after harvest, white teas are among a small set that have the capacity to develop complexity as they age, transforming to express more mature, rounded flavor profiles. Our 2017 Fuding Silver Needles has settled gracefully in our climate controlled warehouse, becoming enriched with a layered honeyed sweetness as the tea ripens. Taste side-by-side with our fresh 2018 crop offering to compare the profile of new season tea with vintage tea.

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.


Origin

Fujian, China

Tasting Notes

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

Ingredients

Organic White Tea

Preparation

Leaf Amount
4 grams | 1 tbsp
Water Amount
8 ounces
Water Temperature
185°F
Steep Time
4-5 minutes

Traditional Preparation

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

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Great!
Jul 13, 2018
Great tea, I bought a huge bag of it since I drink so much. Imagine you infused all the flavors of a cool,...
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DC
Westminster, CO
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Fuding is lovely
Dec 19, 2017
Hey this tea is absolutely delicious and great for any time of the year. It reminds me of fresh dew on the...
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Aaron
Richmond, VA
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Best of the white teas
Dec 14, 2017
Love this tea. The flavor is subtle and refreshing. I look forward to starting my day with a cup of this tea.
Karen
Greenfield, MA
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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...
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James Boland
West Hartford, CT
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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...
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James Boland
West Hartford, CT
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Best of the white teas
Dec 14, 2017
Love this tea. The flavor is subtle and refreshing. I look forward to starting my day with a cup of this tea.
Karen
Greenfield, MA
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Fuding is lovely
Dec 19, 2017
Hey this tea is absolutely delicious and great for any time of the year. It reminds me of fresh dew on the...
read more
Aaron
Richmond, VA
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Great!
Jul 13, 2018
Great tea, I bought a huge bag of it since I drink so much. Imagine you infused all the flavors of a cool,...
read more
DC
Westminster, CO
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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...
read more
James Boland
West Hartford, CT
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Best of the white teas
Dec 14, 2017
Love this tea. The flavor is subtle and refreshing. I look forward to starting my day with a cup of this tea.
Karen
Greenfield, MA
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Fuding is lovely
Dec 19, 2017
Hey this tea is absolutely delicious and great for any time of the year. It reminds me of fresh dew on the...
read more
Aaron
Richmond, VA
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Great!
Jul 13, 2018
Great tea, I bought a huge bag of it since I drink so much. Imagine you infused all the flavors of a cool,...
read more
DC
Westminster, CO
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