之。呵呵!成功了! 赫然有牡丹丶白蓮丶七里香，鈴蘭，白巧克力的香氣。清甜細滑,結構精巧。比起傳統政和牡丹新茶,少了奔放,卻多骨架,維持了十五泡,工整如初。茶氣神不知鬼不覺， 掠城如火般，始於風池丶入玉枕丶兩肩丶膻中及指縫,第一泡已見功。額前耳後凝珠!
獻給我的皮埃蒙特美少婦團友 XJ and JJL
Talking About Modern White Tea
White tea has been very popular recently, the saying of “ One year tea, two year medicine and three year precious “ has been spread around the tea maniac circle. Forgive me for being sceptical, I think it is another marketing tactic. It is because the speculation of Puer tea , price becomes unreachable and leaves no margin for tea merchants. So we need to create new needs for collectors so we can have decent margins. It is exactly like the case of the jade market. When the price of green jade sky rocketed to an unaffordable level, merchants started to promote ice jade which price used to be so friendly.
I talked to my old tea merchant friend earlier about the white tea trend. Traditionally white tea should be drunk young because of the distinctive floral note when it is new. Ladies love white tea for the aromas and the remarkable antioxidant effects . Like all other teas, the harvest in the Spring is the most precious. Why it is made as pressed tea cake for ageing ? For commercial reason, it will then have a much longer shelf life. Who can bear a product that depreciates one or two years after the debut.
I used to buy fresh Zhenghe Peony in his shop with shinny silvery hair on the new shoots of leaves. To satisfy new market needs, all the new shoots are taken for pressing tea cake. Now the new loose tea of Peony is hairless. The bouquet of the Spring is missing !
I tried the trendy pressed cake of Fujian white tea. May be it is because of the softening process by steaming before pressing, it seems not so good as the old days loose white tea . Something is missing. Recently , many tea growers of Puer region follow the trend and make white tea as well. It is not unprecedented because the sub region of Jingmai has a history of making Puer white . Their style is different from those in Fujian. On the request of some well off ladies in Beijing, my Puer supplier Hehe also makes white tea. He confessed to me that the result was not satisfactory because by withering and dehydrating the Puer region tea with the least intervention, it did not offer smoothness and aromas of peony and white chocolate that Fujian white tea did.
Last week he sent me a small bag of tea sample. On the label it writes : 1500 Years Ancient Tree Single Arbor Dan Chong. I could not help ask my senior tea buddy what the hell it was, mixed blood of Yunnan and Guangdong ? He told us that it was a fusion of technique of Oolong pale blue tea . Disregard of his blah blah blah to hide his commercial secret, the most important point is the result.
As it says on the label that it is from ancient tree, I brewed it with boiling water for every infusion. Complete futile ! Then I used the skills of brewing blue tea with mild velocity of water flow when pouring. Haha, Bingo ! The aromas of Peony, white Lotus, Orange Jasmine , Lily of valley and white chocolate burst ! It was smooth as cream and delicate as snowflakes. Comparing with the traditional Fujian Zhenghe Peony , it is less punching but with more backbone. After 15 infusions, it was as well structured as the first brew. The tea Qi spread secretly and quickly like forest fire, starting from the Acupoint of bottom of skull, Atlas , shoulders, chest and Sternum then fingers. It is very obvious in the first brew. My forehead and ear back sweated.
When I praise highly the outrageous wine makers Ales Kristancic , Xavier Vignon, Stephane Bannwarth and Luca Caramelino, why shouldn’t I accept Hehe , the young , passionate and innovative tea producer ?
After serious tasting it with my senior tea buddy , we came to a conclusion that Hehe made this tea by rubbing the tea in Oolong style, and withering and dehydrating to the less degree with Fujian white tea style to achieve the effects of traditional white tea. I personally highly recommend this cult tea to all tea lovers.
Dedicated to my beautiful Piemonte Tour Mates XJ and JJL.
Yunnan Baoshan 1500 years Ancient Tree Single Arbor Dan Chong
2020 Spring Harvest Tea
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