This white tea has a thousand-year history and was a favourite amongst ancient scholars. It is known for its delicate, thread-like, dark green leaves laced with silvery, down-covered tips which open and close at sunrise and sunset in order to cope with the huge changes in temperature between daytime and night.
This particular, modern cultivar, developed from traditional varieties, was harvested in a certified organic tea garden in Guangxi province.
It has been crafted rather like green tea which means each downy bud and leaf combination was lightly withered and roasted without the usual “fade” time traditionally used to craft white teas, resulting in the almond and apricot notes of a white tea with the refreshing, lighter character of green tea.
The texture of the tea is refined, velvety and mellow and the liquor has a light yellowish hue with a tinge of gold.