Bai Hao Yin Zhen
$20.00 – $61.00
Light but exuberant, mellow but substantial with notes of floral sweetness
Bai Hao Yin Zhen (“White Hair Silver Needle”) consists of tea buds which are needle-shaped and covered with fine white hair. This is the finest picking grade of white tea with delicate buds only. The freshly picked tea buds are sun dried following traditional methods which require careful observation of the sun and the wind for 72 hours. This fine tea originates from Fuding, Fujian Province, China.
Health benefits: includes a rich amount of Catechins and Epicatechins which are antioxidants. These compounds belong to a group of plant chemicals called Flavonoids. Polyphenols are present which are also packed with antioxidants. The amino acid L-Theanine is present. Also includes caffeine.
Glass or porcelain tea ware (gaiwan/teapot) is recommended. Heat the water to 95°C/203°F. First, warm the teacup and gaiwan/teapot.
Gaiwan: Use 5g for 100 ml. 1st to 5th steep 3 seconds. 6th to 9th steep 7 seconds.
Teapot (glass or porcelain): Use approximately 2-3g for 150 ml. Steep 25 seconds. Add 10 seconds each additional steep.