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Silver Needle White Tea (Bai Hao Yin Zhen)

High-end, refreshing and sweet taste

$3.50
Silver Needle White Tea (Bai Hao Yin Zhen)

High-end, refreshing and sweet taste

Rating:
87% of 100
Summary
Origin:

Fuding City, Fujian Province, China

Season:

Spring Tea

Harvest Date:

Mar 27, 2018

Dry Leaf:  

Straight and evenly shaped fat buds,

covered with abundant white hair

Aroma: 

Fresh with tender pekoe flavour

Liquor: 

Bright light yellow color

Taste: 

Fresh and sweet, with slight soymilk taste,

fragrance mouth feel and long-lasting lingering sweet aftertaste

Tea Bush:

Fuding Dabaihao

Tea Garden:

Nanguang Tea Garden

Caffeine:

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

Storage:

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

Shelf Life:

The aged the better

Angel's Comment:

It is great to brew Silver Needle White Tea by glass tea cup to enjoy its lively dancing moment and standing straight in the cup.

Certification:

Eurofins Certification

Silver Needle White Tea is one with a beautiful name, Bai Hao Yin Zhen. Bai Hao, or ‘silver’, refers to the downy white pekoe growing along the buds, while Yin Zhen, ‘needle’, describes the appearance of the thick, straight buds, with tips as fine and sharp as needles. When brewed, the heat of the water arouses and magnifies the delicious fragrance of this tea, with its delicious essence and substance spreading into the light yellow liquid. Take a sip, and you will feel the smooth liquid carrying that strong fragrance accompanied by a slight soymilk scent, and long-lasting tender aftertaste in your mouth afterwards.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
176℉ / 80℃ 176℉ / 80℃
3 Teaspoons / 3g Tea 4g Tea
Brewing time: 5 - 8 mins 6 steeps: rinse, 45s, 60s, 90s, 105s, 140s, 180s
      Rinse time is around 5 seconds
Tea Garden

The Nanguang Tea Garden is located west of Taimu Mountain at an elevation of between 600 and 900 meters, and is 80% covered by natural forests. The weather here is warm and humid with abundant rainfall, and the tea plantation itself is always surrounded by a thin fog, which together create the perfect conditions for tea bushes to accumulate a wide array of microminerals and other organic nutrients. The tea plants growing here are mainly of the Fuding Dabaihao variety.

Nanguang Tea Garden

Nanguang Tea Garden in Panxi, Fujian

Tea Farmer
Tea farmer Mr. Lin

Mr. Lin was born in Fuding, Fujian, and has been living in a tea-filled environment all his life. His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather are all tea farmers; when in elementary school, Mr. Lin helped pick the tea when there were not enough workers. This led to his dream of becoming further engaged in the tea business. He said: “My original idea was to establish a good life for my family by running a tea business. But when I got to that point in 1993, I changed my mind: Fuding is one of the best places for growing tea. So I wanted to create a long-term organic tea business.”

Mr. Lin is now one of the first founders of Chinese white tea, owning almost 2800 acres of high-quality Fuding tea gardens, including the only organic tea garden in Fujian that has passed all the European, American, and Japanese certifications. This organic garden has also become the national agricultural standard.

In 2008, his Silver Needle white tea won the gold medal at the annual Chinese White Tea festival in Beijing.

 
Origin

This Silver Needle tea is produced in Panxi, Fuding, a famous tea production area located in the northeast part of Fujian Province. Fuding experiences the subtropical monsoon climate characteristic of coastal areas, and has an average annual sunshine of about 1840 hours, and average temperature right around 18.5°C with rainfall of about 1661.6mm. This tropical mountainous coastal area is perfect for growing pekoe tea, with its abundant rainfall and comfortable temperatures neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter. The mountains around the farms here are about 80% forested, ensuring the soil retains a high natural fertility and with abundant organic content, in turn eliminating the need to use fertilizers.

Map of Fuding, Fujian

Tea Bush

This Silver Needle white tea is made from the leaves of the Fuding Dabaihao plant, also called Dahao for short. It propagates asexually and takes the form of a small tree. In 1985 it was certified as a national tea plant variety, and can grow up to 2.8m high with a thick trunk. The spring tea from this bush contains 1.8% amino acids and 28.2% tea polyphenols, marking it as a high-quality base for making Silver Needle and White Peony teas.

Fuding Da Hao Tea Tree

 
History

White tea was originally produced in the area around the city of Fuding in Fujian Province, and later spread to the areas around the cities of Shuiji and Zhenghe. The first type of white tea produced was Silver Needle tea, in the area around Taimu Mountain near Fuding.

Originally this tea was made from the buds of the Xiaobai variety of tea bush, smaller and slower-growing, which meant that the tea was rarer and more expensive. Around 1857, though, farmers of Shuiji began using the Dabaihao variety instead, with larger buds and the ability to produce better quality tea overall, with more white hairs on the buds and a stronger fragrance and taste. From then on, most kinds of white tea are made from the Dabaihao tea plants.

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