Picked by hand during March and April, this Cui Min is produced only using the first fresh buds together with the youngest still unopened leaves.
The careful processing by hand results in an outstanding white tea that shows lightly tart berry notes and elegant, sweet nuances to finish.
The brewed tea appears bright, clear and with a light yellow colour in the cup.
White teas are usually hardly handled after picking in order to preserve the velvety fluff on the underside of the leaves. However the leaves for our Cui Min are briefly fired to partially dry them before they are carefully rolled by hand in a hot pan, followed by final drying to create the finished tea you can enjoy.
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Tea Garden for Cui Min White Tips
The Qingshan tea garden is part of the Chinese province Hunan.
The sizable estate includes 350 acres approved for organic farming.
The garden is set in a mountainous landscape with an altitude of around 750m and is part of a peninsula in the middle of an artificial lake.
Of the 200 families living in the area, 148 are involved in tea production.
How to Brew
- 2 tsp for 0.3l
- Repeat brewing of up to 2 to 3 times possible
- 2 – 3 min