Cultivar: Changye Bai Hao, Jinggu Da Bai, Xue Ya #100, Da Huang Ya
Harvest: March 10-20, 2020
This micro-batch of Silver Needles was grown and produced in China's Yunnan province. White tea is not traditional to this region and has only been made here in recent decades. Just like Silver Needles from the heritage origin of Fuding, this tea is comprised of pure, individually plucked tea buds harvested during the famous Mingqian period in early spring. We partnered with specialist producers who have grafted select cultivars onto the rootstock of 30-40 year old tea trees in Jinggu county. The use of grafting in the cultivation of this tea, as well as the skilled blending of cultivars illustrates the close parallels between tea and wine.
These unique cultivars offer a range of amino acid, polyphenol, and aromatic complexities that are not found in the average tea garden. The older roots provide ample nourishment to the plants and yield a complex fruity and nectar-like flavor profile not found in traditional Fuding Silver Needles, which emphasizes a savory umami taste.
Complex fruitiness, nectar-like body, subtle hay-like sweetness.
Organic White Tea
4 grams | 1 tbsp
Add 6g tea per 350-400ml (11 - 12oz) water into a glass teapot, like our Ming Cha Teapot or Simple Brew
Use water cooled to 185°F water
Add water and infuse for 2 minutes
Repeat for another 3+ infusions. Increase the steeping time by 30 seconds with each additional infusion.