This white tea is produced in Fujian province in the famous Wuyi mountains. It is made from the Zhenghe Da Bai cultivar.
This tea is a Bai Hao Yin Zhen: it is the highest and most sought-after grade of the famous "Silver Needle" tea. The thin and regular buds and hand-picked, and are slowly withered over several days before being carefully dried.
Silver Needles of a exceptional grade. Its oily texture reveals subtle, striking notes of vanilla and fresh almond, with long-lasting vegetal notes. A veritable bouquet of fresh roses! A superb tea with a unique charm.
- Fujian, China
- White Tea
Appearance: an exceptional harvest of highly regular fluffy buds
Colours: green and silver
Scents: floral, vegetal (fresh and dry)
Scents: floral, fresh fruits, vegetal
Colours: pale gold, bright
Texture: extremely oily
Flavours: very sweet
Aromas: a strongly-floral initial fragrance (bouquet of fresh roses), vegetal (fresh), sweet spices (vanilla), fruity (fresh almond, green grape)
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 10' minutes in water heated to 70°C.
With the Gong Fu Cha (teapot/Gaiwan): infusions during 30-40 secondes.
Grands Crus: savour the exceptional
Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.