Produced at the same garden as our Green Heart Black and Sanxia Green Teas, we have been sitting on this tea for a while. First acquired in the fall of 2019, this spring picked white just didn't have the exact amount of age that we wanted. It does now.
Hand pinched from a heritage variety cultivar named Qin Xin Gan Zhong, this tea is rare, delicate and smooth. The cultivar's name has a character for a kind of fragrant orange included in it and that flavor is on full display in this tea. The first steeps are classic sweet and subtle white before opening up in later steeps to a flavor note somewhere around the meeting point of ginger and orange. Gentle, smooth and golden, this white tea is sure to become the favorite of many.
Produced at a partner farm only 20 minutes from downtown Taipei in one of the oldest tea growing areas of Taiwan, the tea is made in the traditional way by a tea master in his 80s. Each leaf is plucked by hand (no finger blades are even used!) and each batch of tea is tiny. This style of tea production is extremely rare and we are happy to support farmers still making tea in this old, delicate style.
Status: Organic Certified
Cultivar: Qingxin Gan Zhong
Season: Spring 2019
Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch
Region: Sanxia, New Taipei City
Recommend Brewing Style:
Gong Fu Style: 5g per 100ml, ~95C(205f) water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 3-4 steeps.
Western Style: 5g per 100ml, ~95C(205f) water for 1-2 minute. Lasts 2-3 steeps