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Mr Zhengs [First Grade Organic] Gong Mei 2018

Mr Zhengs [First Grade Organic] Gong Mei 2018

£12.50

Simply put...

Gong Mei is considered the third grade of Chinese white tea after Silver Needle and Bai Mu Dan, and above Shou Mei. It is made from one bud plus two or three leaves and is harvested later than Bai Mu Dan. This creates a slightly darker, stronger yet mellow cup with pleasant flowery fragrance and beautiful depth in the aftertaste

Tea Name : Mr Zhengs [First Grade Organic] Gong Mei 2018

Tea Maker : Mr Zheng

Origin : Xiamen Chan Village, Fuding, China

Harvest Time : April / May - harvested later than Bai Mu Dan this is the third grade of white tea after Silver Needle and Bai Mu Dan and before Shou Mei.

Cultivar : Xiao Cai Cha

Plucking standard : One bud plus two or three leaves

Processing : Sun drying

Experience : Darker in colour and stronger in taste than Bai Mu Dan this tea can be described as producing a mellow cup with pleasant flowery fragrance and beautiful depth in the aftertaste

Last visited by Comins : March 2018, Michelle Comins

How to prepare Tea : Gaiwan

Amount of tea per cup (200 ml) - 5g (2 teaspoon)

Temperature of water - 80℃ / 194℉

Infusion time - 1-3 mins as desired

Number of infusions - 4+

How to enjoy - No milk, no sugar

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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