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Organic Gongmei (Tribute Eyebrow) White Tea

2018 vintage - spring harvest

Weight: 100 gram (3.5 oz)
Type: White Tea - small cake
Production area: Fuding, Fujian Province, China

Fujian Province in Southeast China is home to white tea. This region accounts for 90% of the white tea production in the world.

There are four major types of white tea: Silver Needle (Yin Zhen), White Peony (Bai Mudan), Gongmei (Tribute Eyebrow) and Shoumei (Longevity Eyebrow). The names describe the appearance of the leaves and each type differs in the times of harvest and the grades of the leaves.

Classic Gongmei from Fuding is planted from seeds of a tea varietal called ˇ°Small White.ˇ± Because it is planted by seeds instead of cuttings, the tea is more complex in flavor and thicker and rounder in texture. This tea possesses a sweet flower flavor that is soothing and savory.

Classic Gongmei is rare because the Small White varietal does not adapt well if transplanted outside of Fuding. Growing from seeds also takes longer for the tea plants to grow, thus disincentivizing tea farmers to use this method of cultivation. .

for a 100 gram (3.5 oz) cake.

Use 4g of leaves per 6 oz of water. Using 195¨H water temperature, start brewing by following the suggested steeping times below. Adjust to suit your personal preference and the size of your brewing vessel


1st BREW
30 sec.
2nd BREW
30 sec.
3rd BREW
30 sec.
4th BREW
1 min.
5th BREW
2 min.