Thursday, May 1, 2008

2008 Fresh Crop White Tea is here!

Minqian Bai Mu Dan White Peony
(Harvested March 28, 2008)

Minqian Bai Hao Yin Zhen Silver Needle Pekoe Premium
(Harvested March 20, 2008)

Origin: Fuding, Fujian, China

We feel very lucky to be able to offer the fresh taste of spring.

Minqian is the premier harvesting period for Chinese green, white and yellow teas. It is the period just before Qingming (April 5 give or take a few days based on lunar calendar).

Minqian teas are very limited, as the window of time to pluck the buds is short and dependent on the weather dynamics. The cool weather and gentle cloud covering during this year's Minqian harvest created a great white tea character with the perfect balance of sweetness and freshness. These two teas are good examples of Minqian white tea.

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