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Drum Mountain White Cloud - Gu Shan Bai Yuan

Flavors of honey, smooth, round mouth feel.
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Item Number:
W-DMWC-2
Type:
White
Province:
Fujian
Pinyin:
Gǔshān báiyún 鼓山白云
Caffeine Level:
Low-Medium
Organic:
No
Main Flavor Profile:
Sweet
Packaging:
Loose Leaf

Grown at the higher elevations of the Guo Shan Mountains along the coast of Fujian Province, this tea was made popular by Buddhist monks who cultivated fields surrounding their monastery. In time, the tea became a source of revenue to support the monastery as well as providing stimulation for the monks during sessions of meditation. A white tea cultivar minimally processed and using the full leaf, this tea is one of China's most natural teas. Note the slight yellow leaf coloration. This results from the leaves absorbing moisture in the days leading to harvest. Harvest date mid-April 2022.

Lot Notes. This year's lot was purchased in the second week of April. Temperatures along the coast of China were rising and the harvest was timely as we found it offered the classic "sweet" note of this cultivar. The leaves are a soft coloration and aroma is crisp. 

Tasting Notes. With minimal processing, the result is a mix of green leaves that are delicate, lightly fragrant, offering a liquor suggestive of honey with a smooth, round mouth feel. Tea offers a lingering sweet aftertaste. A refreshing, light beverage, it goes well with baked goods and foods in general. 

Brewing Suggestions.  A rounded tablespoon or 3-4 grams per 8 ounces of water will yield a full-bodied cup. Use water in temperature range of 185-205 F and steep for 2 to 2.5 minutes. If you drain the water from the leaves between steeps, you will get additional steeps.

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