Yunnan White Tea

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Weight: 25g
Year: 2021
Sale price£18.00
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Best Before: 20 years from date of harvest, when stored in good conditions.
Description of Packaging: Resealable Pouch
Tea Farmer: Mr Wu
Mr. Wu is a local from the MengHai region has been working with tea for over a decade. He has worked hard to develop his tea factory into a leading site for processing and packing boutique teas. Since 2010 Mr. Wu has started to lease and manage his own tea plantation so that he is able to control the whole process and to experiment more with cultivation and processing techniques.

White Tea

White tea is often known to be one of the most delicate tea varieties. However, white tea includes a wide range of varietals, picking standards and processing techniques. These factors means there is actually a wide range of finished tea styles available, from the delicate, Caffeine & L-Theanine packed buds of silver needles, through the deep, almost black tea noted Shou Mei teas.

Menghai, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan 云南省西双版纳州勐海

Menghai county is made up of 6 main towns, including Menghai town and Mengzhe, Daluo, Menghun, Mengzhe, Mengman and Meng’a as well two townships, Mengsong and Mengwang. Menghai county is located in the very south west of Xishuangbanna Prefecture, which borders Myanmar. The county is home to several of Yunnan’s main ethnic minorities including Dai, Hani, Lahu and Bulang.

Menghai is a renowned area for Puerh and black tea production, is the base for several of the larger tea factories as well as numerous smaller and family operations.

Menghai is blessed with stunning forests and a diverse range of habitats, home to 58 species of rare and endangered plants as well as 361 species of animals, 249 birds, 45 reptiles and 1136 species of insects!

Brewing White Tea in a Glass Mug or Teapot

Vessel Capacity: 150 - 200ml
Tea Quantity: 3 -5g (loose leaf)
Water Temperature: 60 - 80c
People / Servings: 1 - 2

Medthod: Pre-warm the teapot or gaiwan with hot water and empty. Add the chosen amount of tea leaf, rinse the tea with a little hot water and then discard the water. Next refill the tea pot and follow the infusion times below.

Note: These temperatures are specifically for silver needles and other white tea buds. For white tea grades such as ShouMei white tea and BaiMuDan white it is recommended to experiment with brewing times and water temparatures outline for green tea and oolong tea.

Infusion Times (in seconds):
1st = 60.
2nd = 90.
3rd = 120.

Please visit our online tea brewing guide, which includes different methods and infusion times for all tea types.