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bai hao yin zhen

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sample
makes 5 cups
$11
1.5oz
60ยข per infusion
$34
Origin
Fujian, China
Farmer
Zhang Xiao Han
Harvest
Apr 2019
Infusions
3
bai hao yin zhen
Made up of the youngest, fuzzy, plump buds, our 2019 Bai Hao Yin Zhen, otherwise known as Silver Needle, hails from the Fuding area of China. Its dry aroma is quite floral, and the leaves are a lovely silvery green. Once brewed the light honey-colored liquor offers flavor notes of honeydew, fresh sweet cucumber and a slight hint of mineral.

About the leaves:

Grown at an elevation of around 450 meters above sea level, our 2019 Bai Hao Yin Zhen was hand-plucked in April from 5-10 year old trees. Consisting of only 6 cm long buds, it is a Fuding big tea leaf cultivar. After harvesting the buds go through a special withering process until about 90% of the moisture is gone. It is then roasted at around 60 degrees Celsius for two hours.

This tea contains a high level of caffeine | Steep at 212° for 2-3 minutes.
 

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Zhang Xiao Han

tea farmer

How long have you been growing tea and what got your started?
I started working with tea three years ago. I was born into a tea family and I love tea. So I too work in tea now.

Can you describe a typical day out in the field?
I go out at 8 to pick the tea leaves in the morning, then I will work in the factory in the afternoon. I finish my job around 4pm, but sometimes I will work late in busy season.

What is your favorite part of growing tea?
I like the withering process. I can see the change from the fresh leaves to dry tea. I like the pleasant smell.

Conversely, what is the hardest part of your job?
I don't like the bad weather such as raining day. Too much moisture cannot make good tea.

Are there any tips you can give on how to best brew your tea?
Please use a glass cup to brew our beautiful silver needle. You can see the needles dancing in the hot water, it is beautiful.