Organic Bai Hao (White Downy) Green Tea

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Organic Bai Hao (White Downy) Green Tea

  •  Growing Area:Longlin County, Baise City, Guangxi, China
  • In straight needle-shapes, covered with a silvery white down, pale green in color.
  • One buds with two leaves
  • Bright, clear, with very light almond-like yellowish color.
  • When brewed, the liquor gives a scent of a fresh millet or sweet corn note.
  • Mellow, smooth and without astringency. It gives a fresh green note with a mild sweet after taste lingering on the tongue.
  • Bright, clear, with very light almond-like yellowish color.
  • Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated
  • Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)

Made only from tea leaf tips in an involved process that results in it having a tight rolled up shape, Bai Hao (White Downy) is renowned for its strong fruity aroma and mellow flavour.   The dry leaves are in straight needle-shapes and they smell vaguely of sweet millet note rather than grass-like aroma which is common in green teas.Tea Beau Bai Hao (White Downy) is premium grade direct from the slopes of Dong Ting mountain, has a bright green color and strong almost citrus aroma to it.  An amazing tea!

Recommend Brewing Method
Western Method
Teacup: 8.8oz / 250ml
185℉ / 85℃
Use 2 Teaspoons / 2 Grams Tea
Brewing time: 3 – 5 mins
Glass tea cup may be your choice
Chinese Gongfu Way
Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
185℉ / 85℃
Use 5 Grams Tea
6 steeps : 15s,15s,20s,25s,30s,40s
Gaiwan may be your choice
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Description

Organic Bai Hao (White Downy) Green Tea is from Guangxi. When dry the tea has a small, rolled up shape to it, with a fine covering of silvery white pekoe, especially at the leaf tips. One amazing fact with this tea, due to only the small leaf tips being used, is that 1 pound of the tea (about 500g) will contain about 70,000 leaf tips.
Unlike most other green teas, Bai Hao can only be infused 2 or 3 times. Any more than that and it looses its fruity aroma and taste. However we do strongly encourage you to infuse it a few times, as its color, aroma and taste will subtly change each time, as the balance between the absorbed fruit flavour and the natural green tea flavour changes.

Brief Health Info
Being a non-fermented green tea, Bai Hao has high levels of antioxidants and other natural chemicals that give green teas their ability to reduce the incidence of cancer, promote good skin tone and help reduce the affects of aging. Also high in vitamin C, fluoride and calcium, they also promote healthy teeth and bones.

For more information on the health benefits of Green teas, take a look at our article on Tea Health benefit.

How to make Bai Hao tea
Bai Hao should only be brewed in clean, mineral free, water around 176 ºF (80 ºC). It is best when initially brewed for 1 minutes, and can be infused 2 or 3 times, with the taste and aroma changing each time.

It is best brewed directly in a white ceramic cup or clear glass. Having a rich covering of white “pekoe” downy hairs, Bai Hao can be brewed by adding the water before the dry tea. After adding the tea, the downy pekoe covering will slowly unfold, and give the leaves a look like a slowly sinking snowflake.

For more information on some of the skills and arts of brewing tea, check out our article on How To Make Bai Hao Green Tea.

Where is our Bai Hao green tea produced
Our Bai Hao is from Fuding, Fujian. They use the tea source from Dong Ting area, which is the origin place of Bai Hao, and an area surrounded by high, forested mountains with a mild, wet climate – a perfect tea growing environment!

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History
Bai Hao tea is also called “Ling Yun Bai Hao tea” mostly because its leaf and bud look downy. Jade green color, downy, full-bodied fragrance, mellow taste, durable infusing resistance are Bai Hao tea’s five features by which Bai Hao tea are renowned both at home and abroad. It was given this name during the Qing Dynasty by the then emperor, Kang Xi, who very much favoured the tea, but – perhaps with some reason – was not really enamoured with its original name of “Xia sha ren xiang”, which roughly means “scare you to death fragrance”.

During the 1890’s it was ranked first amongst Chinese green teas, and since that time has always been ranked in the top three.

List of awards won by Bai Hao tea

In 1915, it won second prize in 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition.
In 1965, Bai Hao tea variety has been listed as one of the improved Chinese tea varieties by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
In 1984, it was classified as state-level improved tea variety by the Tea Variety Examination Approval Committee of China.
In 1991, it won the title of ‘National High Quality tea’ given by the China’s Ministry of Agriculture.
In 1994, it has been included in the book of China’s Famous Tea Selection.
In 1999, it got the title of “Premium tea “ in the third National Chinese Tea Trophy Award Competition.
In 2002, Bai Hao black tea and Bai Hao green tea won a gold medal and silver medal respectively in the Wuhu International Tea Expo.

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Additional information

Weight N/A
Zip Bag

Sample 10g (5g *2), 100g (3.5oz), 200g (7oz), 500g (17.5oz)

2 reviews for Organic Bai Hao (White Downy) Green Tea

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I love this tea!

    This is the B E S T tasting green tea I have ever had! I wish they would offer a better price for those of us who would like to buy this tea as a bulk purchase.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicely presented…

    It came quickly and securely packaged! The sampler box itself is really nicely presented showing the variety of teas! It’s going to make a terrific gift to my tea loving grandma!

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