Mr Zheng's Bai Mu Dan (Organic Premium)
Mr Zheng's Bai Mu Dan is a smooth, mellow and fruity tea produced from one leaf shoot (unopened bud) and two newly sprouted leaves.
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Tea Name : Mr Zheng's Bai Mu Dan (Organic Premium)
Tea Maker : Mr Zheng
Origin : Xiamen Chan Village, Fuding, China
Harvest Time : April / May
Cultivar : Da Bai
Plucking standard : One leaf shoot (unopened bud) & two newly sprouted leaves
Processing : Sun drying
Experience : Sweet like hay, calming and floral
Last visited by Comins : March 2018, Michelle Comins
How to prepare tea [Gaiwan]...
Amount of tea per pot (200 ml): 2.5 g (2 tsp)
Water temperature: 80℃ / 178℉
Infusion / brewing time: 3 minutes
Number of infusions: 5+
How to enjoy: No sugar, no milk.
Tales of the Tea Trade : Mr Zheng
Michelle : Extract from our our book Tales of the tea trade :
Mr Zheng is an energetic, charismatic figure with huge energy. Michelle has been out to meet him twice in the last few years and he always has a story to share,
Here we share an extract from our our book Tales of the tea trade Mr Zheng : ‘I retired from the army in 2004 and returned to Fuding. I had a vision of starting my own business and I was friends with the boss from an import-export company in Xiamen[....] he suggested that I start in tea – specifically, in organic tea.’ [....] Investing in organic certification for the garden has not been an easy path. It costs a lot of money and it’s hard to convince people it really is organic. All my tea is hand plucked and a lot of people think I am crazy because it involves a lot of work [...] when I drink my own organic tea I can feel confident in the quality. There are many reasons why people should drink Fuding white tea. White tea is one of the six famous teas of China, it has many medicinal uses and China is the true origin of white tea'
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Chinese Bai Mu Dan is considered the second highest grade of white tea after Silver Needle. We source the highest quality of this type.
Also known as Pai Mu Tan or White Peony this tea is produced from one leaf shoot (unopened bud) and two newly sprouted leaves. The freshly picked leaves simply withered in the sun to stop the oxidation. They are therefore only slightly oxidised. This withering gives this tea its beautiful depth of flavour. The tea makes a golden, bright liquor and has a rich, floral and warm aroma. The smooth, mellow and fruity taste is clean and rounded. Bai Mu Dan is an ideal introduction to the world of white teas or even loose leaf tea in general.