This Grand Cru is from Fuding in Fujian. It is harvested on Jiufeng Mountain at almost 1.000 metres above sea level. It is produced from the Fuding Dahao cultivar. This superb tea has an exceptional harvest of highly regular thins silvery buds.
"Bai Hao Yin Zhen" is the highest and most sought-aftergrade of the famous "Silver Needle" tea.
The thin buds and hand-plucked, are slowly withered overseveral days before being carefully dried. An outstanding tea. These exceptional silver needles unveil their fresh rose, vanilla and green grape fragrances within a boundlessly oily texture. A rare tea indeed!
- Fujian, China
- Tea colour:
- white tea
- Appearance: an exceptional harvest of highly regular fluffy buds
- Colour: green and silver
- Scents: floral, vegetal
- Scents: floral, fresh fruits, vegetal
- Colour: pale gold, clear
- Texture: extremely oily
- Flavours: very sweet
- Aromas: a strongly-floral initial flavour (bouquet of fresh roses), vegetal (fresh), sweet spices (vanilla), fruity (fresh almond, green grape)
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: 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.
Suggestion of preparation
With the testing: 10 minutes in water heated to 70°C
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.