【Features of Gongmei Tea】
High quality Gongmei Tea has a distinctive bud, with an abundant of
white pekoes. The dried tea colours verdent green. When brewed the
soup tinges orange or dark yellow. Its leaf base is neat,
well-spaced, soft and bright. Viewed in the light the leaves can
been seen through and found the midrib red. The soup tastes mellow,
refreshing and purely fragrant.
Generally among the tea variety used for producing Gongmei are
Fuding Dabaicha tea, Fuding Dahaocha tea, Zhenghe Dabaicha tea and
sexual groups of Fuda and Zhengda tea. Tea picking standard for
Gongmei is one bud and two or three leaves, with tender buds and
strong buds required. It’s basically the same with White Peony tea
in primary and fine processing as well as contents and health
effects, while the difference lies in the sensory quality.
Making method of white tea is basically similar with that of green
tea. Since white tea belongs to non-fermented tea which is not
twisted during production process, so its steep time is a bit
longer than that of green tea. Besides, white tea does not need
boiling water as Tieguanyin does. To the contrary, lukewarm water
can make white tea taste and smell better.
The water temperature shall not be too high, suitable at around 90℃
(refers to temperature of water which cools down after being
Tea amount shall be decided to drinker’s like. Glass cup or ceramic
whiteware cup can be used.
Warm up the cup (To release the tea fragrance)
Put tea into the cup and infuse a little hot water to warm it up.
After the tea leaves fold, add water to 70％ full of the cup. It’s
drinkable when water cools down.
The storage of white tea is somewhat easy. It’s okay so long as
storage condition is moisture proof, odor proof and direct sunlight
proof. White tea will taste better after being stored for a certain
time, which can lessen the common bitterness and enhance its
special effect of driving away summer heat.
If the storage condition is not met, once the package is opened,
please drink it soon.