2021 Fuding White Teas Pre-sale Box

2021 Fuding White Teas Pre-sale Box

One River Tea

Regular price $25.00 $20.00 Sale

White tea harvest has begun in Fujian!  Silver needle is already being picked, and the Baimudan Wang will shortly follow.  We are offering these teas as a pre-order that will be shipped out with the Mingqian teas on April 5th!

silver needle is harvested before mingqian dates for green tea (April 4th), as the tea comprised almost exclusively thick furry tea buds.  White peony has three main grades: King Peony (picked a few days after silver needle season ends), Exceptional Peony (consisting primarily of one bud and one to two small leaves), and White Peony (any production thereafter until harvest ends in May).  Shoumei is exclusively an Autumn production and since it is usually used for aging, it is often produced to look a little brown, out Shoumei however has been properly produced and still appears green. 

In the set:

  • 30g Silver Needle 2021 Spring
  • 30g King White Peony 2021 Spring
  • 30g Green Shoumei 2020 Autumn

While almost any tea can be processed as a white tea, it is only tea produced from this Fujian varietal (Dabaihao) that is officially recognized as white tea.

Note: As of 2018, gongmei is no longer a recognized variety of white tea by the Fujian government, this there are now 3 main types of white tea produced in Fujian: Silver Needle, White Peony (Baimudan), and Shoumei

Recommended brewing is 6-7 grams of tea in a 3-4 ounce gaiwan with water right off the boil.

We are very excited to share this tea tasting opportunity, as comparison brewing is one of the few ways to really understand the complexities of certain types of teas.