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Bai Hao Yin Zhen

Silver Needle

White Tea from China
$20.95

This exceptional Bai Hao Yin Zhen highlights everything a top grade white tea should be.

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This exceptional Bai Hao Yin Zhen highlights everything a top grade white tea should be. Plucked from a wild tea garden that has been resting for 4 years, the youngest and most nutrient dense buds were picked in the early spring harvest. It is the first time we have acquired a tea made pre-Qingming. Leaves picked on or before this time are revered for there youth and we are so happy we could secure some for our customers.

A pure and semi-sweet tea that is the perfect balance of fresh hay, sugar snap pea and honey. The early Spring picking gives this tea a refined complexity and a liquor that is rounded and creamy. In the coming months, this tea will become richer and more mellow.

Bai Hao Yin Zhen is among the most revered Chinese teas made exclusively with buds that have not yet opened. The tea is plucked for only a few days in early spring and is labour intensive to collect only the finest first buds of the new harvest.

Origin: Zhenghe county, Fujian province, China

Flavour profile: Refined | Hay | Honey

Processing highlights: This lot of tea has been picked from a wild tea garden that has been rested for 4 years. This has created a unique aroma and flavour that is truly delightful. Our tea buds have been dried using the traditional Zhenghe craft in a purpose-built indoor structure that keeps the buds out of the direct sunlight and allows wind to flow under the shade.

Harvest: 21.03.2018

Cultivar: Zhenghe Da Bai

Tea Master: Ms Chen

Our Bai Hao Yin Zhen has been grown in the Fozi Mountains in Zhenghe county. It is located in the northern part of Fujian next to Fuding in the east, where this tea originated.

Elevation: 800m

A very refined and fresh Bai Hao Yin Zhen from the very early spring harvest. The tea liquor is savoury with hay and pea notes. The tea has a beautiful long-lasting honey finish and velvety mouthfeel.

This tea is best appreciated on its own. 

Leaf appearance: Large green and white buds with 1-2 small leaves covered in silvery down

Aroma: A pure and semi-sweet aroma reminiscent of freshly cut hay and a vegetables

Liquor colour: Clear ivory

Brewing & Storage

Store in an airtight container away from light, heat and moisture. 

Brewing Method Amount Temperature Time Infusions
Western 2-3g / 150mL 100˚C 2-3 min 2-3
Gong Fu Cha 4-5g / 150mL 100˚C First brew: 35s Subsequent: 50-80s 5-6
Cold Brew 9-15g / 500mL Refrigerate Overnight (approximately 8hrs) 1