white tea, from 200-300 years old Tea trees
Yunnan Province, China
This teagarden is 360 years old and it was severly damaged in 1955; the branches were cut back in order to make plucking easier. For a few years now this farm has a new owner who is trying to restore the farm into its natural state.
This tea was made with a special technique. The upper part of the leaves are darker and the edges are greenish while the back of the leaves are white. The buds have a gentle white fluff. As they bend, the bud and the first two leaves, they resemble a crescent. The tea is seethrough, compared to other white teas it’s quite powerful and mellow.
Quantity: 5-6 gramm per 350ml.
Water temperature: 85ºC. From fresh spring water or filtered water.
Brewing time: 6-8-10…seconds