The young leaves of Fairy White Tea are selected from the strongest and oldest wild tea plants scattered in the highest mountains of Vietnam. This gives this white tea a fresh, delicate and sweet flavor like a gift from spring. According to legend, only the sky fairies knew the tea wilderness, and in the spring they could pick the buds of tea trees on the highest mountains.
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How to prepare
We strongly recommend infusing this tea in the traditional Chinese method (Gong Fu Cha) with a gaiwan with a capacity of about 150 ml. By following this preparation, multiple infusions can be made with 5 grams of leaves that are useful to best capture all the flavor nuances of the tea.
Heat the water to a temperature of 85°C and proceed to an initial infusion of 40 seconds. Keeping the water at the same temperature, you can then continue to exploit the same leaves by adding more water and increasing the infusion time by 10 seconds each time (40 – 50 – 60…).
This tea has a longevity of 6-8 infusions.
For a more classic preparation according to the Western style, we recommend 3 grams of leaves (about 2 teaspoons) in a 200-mL cup with water at 85°C for an infusion time of 3 minutes.
For a better tasting experience, we suggest that you strain the infusion as soon as the brewing time is over. The brewing time recommendations, however, can also be slightly adjust by your personal taste in order to obtain a strong or more delicate cup of tea.
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.