[置顶] White Tea Sourcing Guide

Fujian White Tea Map
A map means a lot to an adventure, a map with direction leading sometimes is more valuable than a map with all details. Above map was made in 1963 by Zhang Tianfu, this map shows three most important white tea production areas: Fuding, Zheng He and Jian Yang.

Theoretically “white” is just about processing craft, all tea varieties can be made into White, but the quality is not the same, just like everyone claims they can sing, but that does not make them great singers!

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Huang Jin Gui - A Fxxking Good Aroma Oolong tea

Huang Jin Gui (aka Jade Oolong) is an incredible tea from Anxi county of Fujian China, it's the only tea honored by the woman, a woman named Wang Dan who introduced this varietal to the world in 1860.

It's in Mei Zhuang village, Wang Dan planted this tea around her house after the wedding party, it's a gift from her mother fulfilled with love and best wishes. After two years of good care, the bushes grew so well, Wang Dan picked some leaves and when the tea making was finished, people were shocked by the incredible aroma and word spread so fast, all teas were bought in such short time. The whole village was very poor, she taught them how to plant, how to make it and all got good income.

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Jin Jun Mei - A New Legend of Wuyi Black tea

Jin Jun Mei leaf
Wuyi Jin Jun Mei opened a new world for black tea in China, you can not imagine black tea can be so gorgeous so noble before. It was June 2005, in several Beijing customers' proposal, a team grouped up and finally successfully created Jin Jun Mei black tea.

This team included Jiang Yuanxun (owner of Zheng Shan Tea), Gong Yaling (owner of Zhong Yuan Sheng Tai) and executor Liang Junde (Senior maker of Zheng Shan Tea), they even wrote a Jun Mei Act so other farmers can exactly follow the processing technicals. As a result, it got a very big success by 2007, no matter who they are, the whole society would be proud of being able to drink this tea.

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