YIN ZHEN WHITE CRYSTAL
This rare and famous tea was first produced in 1796. It is extremely high in polyphenols, low in caffeine and has a light, subtle infusion. This is the finest of its kind and is made entirely of silvery buds covered in fine white hairs. It has been a challenge to find Yin Zhen this year, with adverse weather conditions adversely effecting the size of the already small crop. This tea has almost doubled in price in China and took much longer than usual to arrive, due to the floods in China. Our contacts in China however, always make sure we can offer some of the highest quality made and at a reasonable price. I have seen it selling elsewhere for �20 for 25g.
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This famous white tea is grown in the Fujian Province of China. It was first produced in the Quing Dynasty as a tribute to the Emperor. The unopened bud is wonderful to look at and is covered with white hair or 'Pak Ho'. This is a sign of great quality and skill in processing. It contains more polyphenol and water extract than other green teas. When the tea is picked in the spring it is laid on mats to dry in the open air. The liquor is light and sweet yet distinctive and naturally low in caffeine. White tea is reputedly good for stimulating the intestinal tract and lowering body heat. It is picked near the Dabie Mountain and the total crop is a mere 2000 kgs. Our offering amounted to 30kgs from this total