2019 Fuding Top Grade White Peony White Tea Bai Mu Dan
This top grade white peony was plucked in late March pre-ming, sun-dried. It has delightfully orchid floral, creamy, very fresh, with notes of fresh pear and dates, and produces a rare strong aftertaste, which in Chinese refers to "hui gan" or "hou yun", an indication of high mountain high quality tea.
White tea was once considered to be a medicinal tea in China. Chinese folk tradition indicates that white tea has medicinal benefits, especially for boosting the immune system and helping to cure cold and fever.
Most inferior white peony on the US market are not Fuding white tea, some are from other parts of China, some are even from other countries. As Meimei Fine Teas, we only offer high quality teas from the true origin as terrior plays very important role in the tea quality and taste.
This exquisite tea is from its true origin, Fuding county of Fujian province. Fuding is the original area for cultivation and production of white tea, dating back to the early nineteenth century. Fuding has a unique terroir with 90% hilly land, and is credited as the "Home of Chinese White Tea". White Tea has gained in popularity in recent decades and has been grown in other parts of China and some other countries in the world, but the quality and flavor vary significantly. Fuding white tea remains the most sought after white tea in China.
Origin: Panxi, Fuding, Fujian province, China
Harvest Time: March 29, 2019
Elevation: 700 meters
Bush Varietal: Fuding Da Bai Hao
Caffeine level: Medium
It has strong orchid floral notes, very fresh, full bodied, has notes of dates, melon, hay, and a vanilla sweetness. It yields a strong aftertaste, or hui gan.
185oF, 4 grams (2 heaping tbsp) for 8 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1 minutes, 3-4 steeps. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.
This is a fluffy loose leaf tea and prone to broken leaves, so be gentle when scooping the tea out of the pouch and always handle with care.