One day my friends, examining the characteristics of this type of tea, came to the conclusion that it is possible to live almost on one the white tea. White tea — in Chinese the pronunciation of “Bai Cha” 白茶 ) – despite very modest number of varieties are very different and self-sufficient. One kind of Bai cha will give you ease of green tea. Another warm, as warm Oolong and red teas. Third, pressed and villiany few years, will replace Shen-PU-erh.
Of course, we had slightly exaggerated. Puerh, Oolong teas, red teas have their own unique differences. And yet, in our comparison is the truth: different types of white tea are so unlike each other that it is sometimes
difficult to believe in their relationship.
Varieties of white tea
Classics Bai Cha is a type of Bai Hao Yin Zhen (the”Silver needle with white pile”). For the production of this tea is used exclusively Continue reading
The tradition of drinking tea came to us from China, where, during the reign of Emperor Chen Nan appeared and the so-called white tea. This kind of tea is not yet very widespread, as this tree grows only in two places of the globe – on the island of Sri Lanka and in Fujian province in China. The leaves of the tea tree are subjected to a weak fermentation, which leads to its color. Its name he received because of the tea Bud to bloom covered with white down. This kind is very valuable because it is harvested only twice a year – in September and April and only in the morning. Weather should be Sunny, wind or rain will ruin the crop. Employees are not allowed to smoke, drink and have spices, so as not to spoil the aroma of the tea leaves. For production of this tea collect leaves from the tree Da Bai Hao
or Shui-Hsiang. On these trees the buds appear Continue reading
The tea Bush, which produces white tea, grows in the mountains of China’s Fujian province at an altitude of 1000 meters. White tea in China drank at the court of the Emperor, and since that time him its fame as the “elixir of life”. According to one legend, the Chinese Emperor was sitting under a tree with a bowl of boiled water in which the leaf fell from the tree. Eating the infusion, the Emperor admired his taste, so began the history of white tea.
White tea is divided into several types. The most valuable of them are “White peony (Pai Mu tan) and “Silver needle (Yin Zhen).
For the manufacture of the best grades of white tea used tea buds and one or two upper leaves of the tea Bush. Collect them only twice a year, first in April and again in September. In this collection takes place exclusively in the early morning, namely, from 5 to 9 hours. And, not to spoil the exquisite fragrance of tea, the workers on the plantations are forbidden to drink before work the garlic, onions, and various Continue reading