2018 Aged Gongmei "Blue Crane" White Tea
2018 Aged Gongmei "Blue Crane" White Tea
2018 Aged Gongmei "Blue Crane" White Tea
2018 Aged Gongmei "Blue Crane" White Tea
2018 Aged Gongmei "Blue Crane" White Tea

2018 Aged Gongmei "Blue Crane" White Tea

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Getting good white tea from the right year is vital. But it's not everything, of course. The material of the white tea is just as important as the harvest year. Just like wine, you can't age bad wine no matter how good the harvest year is. The same goes for white tea. Good white tea should taste very clean and have a thick mouthfeel and texture. You should feel very satisfied after drinking a sip of this tea. When you oversteep a good white tea, they don't get bitter as easy, which means that in a few years this white tea would be impossible to make bitter. That's how good this white tea is - and it will only get better with age.

Gongmei white tea is one of the most popular white teas that is usually pressed into a cake. The quality of tea leaves is very important to get the best white tea that ages well. We typically prefer a white tea that has been aged for at least seven years to get rid of the young, raw, and grassy flavor from the younger white teas. But this one seems to be maturing already, even though it has only been aged four years. And because it's only been aged for four years, the tea has so much potential, making it a fantastic investment to buy the cake and enjoy it in the future. We can't wait to see how the white tea tastes in two or three years. This white tea will make one of the best investments for those who want to start aging their first white tea. This gongmei white tea has a lot of potentials and I am excited to see how it develops over time.

 

Notes: Cherry Jam, Chrysanthemum, Oak

 

Gongfu brewing recommendations:

Use 5g of this tea in a gaiwan. Rinse the tea with boiling water real fast. After rinsing the tea. Steep the using 205F water for about 30 seconds for your first infusion. Once the tea leaves open up, you can steep for about 5-10 seconds on your second infusions. Add an extra 5 seconds for each additional infusion. You should be able to get at least ten infusions. 

 

 

Country Type of tea Rinse  Water Temp 1st steep 2nd steep 3rd steep
China Green No 190ºF / 88ºC 15 sec 10 sec 20 sec
China Aged white Yes 205ºF / 96ºC

1 min

15 sec

25 sec

China Classic white No 175ºF / 80ºC 30 sec 15 sec

30 sec

China Twisted oolong No 205ºF / 96ºC 30 sec 15 sec 20 sec
Taiwan Rolled oolong No 205ºF / 96ºC 45 sec 15 sec 20 sec
China Small leaves black No 205ºF / 96ºC 15 sec 25 sec 35 sec
China Big leaves black No
205ºF / 96ºC
45 sec 15 sec 30 sec
China Shou puerh Yes
205ºF / 96ºC
30 sec 15 sec 30 sec
China Heicha Yes
205ºF / 96ºC
30 sec 15 sec 30 sec
China Sheng puerh Yes

190ºF / 88ºC

30 sec

20 sec

30 sec

China Sheng puerh Yes 205ºF / 96ºC
10 sec
5 sec
10 sec

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Freida Laub
Blue Crane white tea

I love this tea it is so good hot or as ice tea will definitely buy again

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Marseille Bouchard

I'm very new to tea appreciation, and all my friends are completely new, but this was a favorite with everyone I tried it with

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Joseph Bidner
Beautiful tea

A wonderful tea with fantastic aeronautics and taste. Can't wait to try after a bit more aging.

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Cody Buck
Very good tea

I typically don't gravitate toward white teas but I think this tea changed that. Very enjoyable in all aspects. Would definitely recommend and will be purchasing again.


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