2013 Fuding Silver Needles White Tea Bai Hao Yin Zhen 白毫银针
Silver Needles is one of the most famous teas from China, the king of white tea. This aged Silver Needle was hand picked and sun dried from its true origin of Fuding, Fujian province. There is Chinese saying regarding the aging benefits of Fuding white tea: "Year one of tea, year three of medicine, year seven of treasure". After seven years of aging, this tea is delightfully aromatic, fruity, mellow and sweet, no astringency or sharpness, not only producing a deeply satisfying cup, but also providing great health benefits.
Most interior silver needles on the US market are not Fuding white tea, some are from other parts of China, some are even from other countries. At Meimei Fine Teas, we only offer high quality teas from the true origin as terroir plays very important role in tea taste and sensory experience.
Silver Needles is one of the most famous teas in China, the king of white tea. Fuding has unique terroir with 90% hilly land, and is credited as the "Home of Chinese White Tea". Since the cultivation of Da Bai varietal in nineteenth century, Silver Needles has quickly gained worldwide fame and popularity. White tea is now produced in other area of Fujian province, other regions of China. Different terroirs will produce a different quality and flavor, and white tea produced in Fuding still remains the most sought after superior quality white tea.
Origin: Dian Tou, Fuding, Fujian, China
Harvest time: April 2013
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.
190oF, 4 grams (2 tbsp) for 6-8oz of filtered/purified water, adjust to taste, 1 minutes, 6 steepings.