Meimei Fine Teas - 2019 Fuding Silver Needles White Tea Bai Hao Yin Zhen - White Tea

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White Tea - 2019 Fuding Silver Needles Bai Hao Yin Zhen MeiMei Fine
White Tea - 2019 Fuding Silver Needles Bai Hao Yin Zhen MeiMei Fine
White Tea - 2019 Fuding Silver Needles Bai Hao Yin Zhen MeiMei Fine
White Tea - 2019 Fuding Silver Needles Bai Hao Yin Zhen MeiMei Fine
White Tea - 2019 Fuding Silver Needles Bai Hao Yin Zhen MeiMei Fine

2019 Fuding Silver Needles White Tea Bai Hao Yin Zhen

$ 46.00

Silver Needles is one of the most famous teas from China, the king of white tea. Not all tea created equal, so true as to Silver Needles as well. This tea is harvested in Taimu mountain, the traditional core harvest area of Fuding. It is hand picked, sun-dried, and masterfully processed. When it is brewed, the buds turn to light yellowish green and the liquor takes on an amber tint, like honey. You will see a lot of hair or particles in the liquor during the first two steeps. The "hairy" liquor is what the connoisseurs call "hao xiang", meaning "the fragrance of the fuzz". It is delightfully fresh and very floral, mellow and sweet, having a sun-dried flavor with notes of fresh pear, papaya, vanilla and dates, producing a deeply satisfying cup. It not only brews a delicious cup, but also provides great health benefits, as Silver needles tea consists only of buds, which are packed with nutrients rich in amino acids and polyphenol. 

Fuding county is wildly regarded as the core origin of white tea. Most inferior silver needles on the US market are not Fuding white tea, rather from other parts of Fujian province, some are from outside Fujian province, and some are even from different countries. At Meimei Fine Teas, we only offer high quality teas from their true origins as terroir plays a critical role in tea taste and the sensory experience.


Additional Info

Origin:                    Dian Tou, Fuding, Fujian, China

Varietal:                  Fuding Da Bai 

Tasting Notes

Fresh citrus and pear notes delight your taste buds, and a hint of sweet dates lingers into a naturally smooth and light finish. Full bodied, creamy, no astringency or sharpness, even with high temperature water and longer steeping.

Steeping Guide

200oF, 5g (2 tbsp) for 6-8oz of filtered/spring water, adjust to taste, 1 minutes,  up to 10 steeps.