Fuding Gong Mei White Tea Cake 2017

Sweet & smooth, great for future storage

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Fuding Gong Mei White Tea Cake 2017

Sweet & smooth, great for future storage

88% of 100

Bailin Town, Fuding City, Ningde City, Fujian Province, China

Harvest Date:

April 26, 2017

Production Date:

May 22, 2017

Net Weight:


Dry Leaf:  

Evenly compressed into a spherical cake shape, in green and

brown color with noticeable white hairs


Pekoe aroma with a hint of jujube and flowery flavor


Bright yellow


It tastes smooth, soft and sweet that is spreading quickly through the mouth,

producing saliva and leading to sweet aftertaste

Tea Bush:

Fuding Cai Cha

Tea Garden:

Chaitou Shan Tea Garden


Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)


Store in cool, dry place away from sunlight; keep ventilated

Shelf Life:

The aged the better

Angel's Comment:

Prominent pekoe aroma with a hint of jujube and flowery flavor.

This white tea cake was picked in 2017, and is as such a relatively young white cake. The liquor brews a light, bright yellow with a sweet jujube fragrance, and a smooth taste. The scent grows with later infusions, and the floral flavor begins to come out beneath the pekoe aroma. This tea also retains a bit of a grassy taste due to its short aging time. It is perfect for a cold winter day, bringing you a warm comfort.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
203℉ / 95℃ 203℉ / 95℃
5g Tea 5g Tea
Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins 7 steeps: rinse, 25s, 35s, 45s, 60s, 80s, 100s, 140s
      Rinse time is around 5 seconds
Tea Garden

Chaitou Shan Tea Garden is located in Fuding, which is known as the hometown of white tea. The plantation is almost always blanketed with fog, providing the perfect conditions for the tea bushes to accumulate a wide variety of microminerals and nutrients. The soil here is rich red and yellow in color, signifying an abundance of important organic material. The tea species mainly grown here is the Fuding Dabaihao variety.

Chaitou Shan Tea Garden
Tea Farmer

As we all know, the world’s white tea is in China, and Chinese white tea is in Fuding. Mr. Chen was born in Fuding, Fujian Province. He has been influenced by tea since he was a child. It seems that he came with the mission of inheriting white tea culture from the moment he was born. He has been engaged in tea cultivation and production for more than 30 years, and has always adhered to the principle of "quality first" for many years. He is not only a successful tea industry operator, but also an excellent inheritor of white tea culture, allowing more people to taste and understand Fuding white tea.

tea farmer


This gong mei cake was produced in Fuding, a famous center of tea production located in northeastern Fujian Province. This area is of the subtropical monsoon climate characteristic of coastal areas, with an average annual temperature of 18.5C and rainfall of around 1661mm.

Map of Fuding, Fujian

Tea Bush

Fuding Cai Cha, also known as "Tucha", refers to the local sexually reproduced group that plants tea trees. Cai Cha comes in several kinds and does not relate to a specific tea tree variety. It is the collective name for tea plants that reproduce and flourish in a certain area. When compared to Fuding Dabai tea and Dahao, it is picked 7-10 days later. The leaves are tiny and uniform, with a light flowery scent. Tea brewed from this tea shrub has a subtle flowery scent and a mellow, sweet flavor.

tea bush

Gong Mei White Tea must be created from the young buds of Cai Cha tea tree kinds using particular techniques including as withering, drying, and plucking, according to the 2018 revised standards of "GB/T22291-2017 "National Standard for White Tea" 3.3.


Tea has been grown in Fujian for centuries as an ever-important staple of commerce and trade throughout ancient China. Originally, the process of drying the leaves was followed by a variation of hot-air drying and sun-drying, a meticulous step intended to remove excess water from the leaves to ease the preservation process and preserve the tea for sale.

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