Cultivar: Changye Bai Hao, Jinggu Da Bai, Xue Ya #100, Da Huang Ya
Harvest: Mingqian harvest on March 23, 2018
This micro-batch of Silver Needles was grown by specialist producers in Jinggu county of Yunnan province, who have crafted select cultivars onto the rootstock of 30-40 year old tea trees. 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.
This early spring micro-lot presents luscious fruity aromas, and a nectar-like flavor profile with exotic tropical fruit and sweet cotton candy notes.
Organic White Tea
4 grams | 1 tbsp
Gaiwan Brewing from Rishi Tea on YouTube.
Add 1 tbsp (4g) to a small gaiwan or teapot. Porcelain or glass, like our Ming Cha Teapot, are best for this tea.
Use water cooled to 185°F water
Add water and infuse for 2 minutes
Repeat for another 5+ infusions. Increase the steeping time by 30 seconds with each additional infusion.