2017 Fuding Silver Needles White Tea Bai Hao Yin Zhen Top Grade
This is super grade Silver Needle single origin white tea from the heart of the traditional harvest region of Guan Yang, Fuding, Fujian province. Fuding is regarded as the most sought after white tea.
This tea was the early batch of spring harvest, sun-dried and traditionally processed. It is delightfully floral and fruity, smooth and full-bodied, mellow, sweet, with notes of pear, papaya, vanilla and dates, producing a deeply satisfying cup.
Silver Needle has a very distinctive appearance. Most inferior silver needles on the US market are not Fuding white tea, rather are from Zhen He, or from some other distressed areas, or from a later harvest. At Meimei Fine Teas, we only offer high quality teas from their true origin as terroir plays a crucial role in tea taste and overall sensory experience.
Related Years: Fuding Silver Needles White Tea (Bai Hao Yi Zhen) 2013
Origin: Guanyang, the core producing area of Fuding, Fujian, China
Harvest time: First spring harvest, late March, 2017
Elevation: 700 meters
Floral and fruity, creamy, buttery, full bodied, with notes of fresh citrus, pear, papaya, vanilla and a hint of sweet dates, sweet aftertaste with huigan.
195-200oF, 4-5 grams (2 heaping tbsp) for 6 oz of filtered water, adjust to taste, 1-2 minutes, up to 6 steeps.
We recommend using gongfu tea brewing method to get the most out of the tea. Please click here for gongfu brewing instructions.