2017 White Dew White Tea
What is White Tea?
White tea is young tea that is harvested, sun-dried, and minimally processed.
White tea ages naturally, adding depth and flavor. It pairs a light, easy-drinking sweetness with herbal undertones, creating a rich experience enjoyable all year round.
White tea from Fuding, in Fujian province, is generally considered amongst the best white tea in the world.
White Dew white tea has been picked after the summer growing season. Spring tea is expensive and sometimes too subtle, while summer tea can be a bit bitter. White Dew tea is picked after the hottest days of the year, when the leaves have a full, bold flavor, and the price rush of the spring is past.
I'm a big white tea guy - not just because it ages and keeps getting better year after year, but because a session of white tea is the perfect mix of many things.
The first steeps are bright, sweet, and light. The middle steeps get into a nice herbal flavor and depth of body, all while remaining super easy-drinking.
This 2017 White Dew has big leaves which overflow the gaiwan when added dry, and shrink down to size when wet. I found myself making it for guests when they came over, and it always made for a very pleasant drinking experience, especially for people new to tea.
VALUE AND QUALITY
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Jesse's Teahouse started because Jesse realized the quality and value of the tea directly from the Beijing Tea Market was so much higher than what could be easily found in the States -- and around the world.
Jesse contacted his tea friends, they shipped their best teas to him, and he sends them to you. That's it!
These teas are high quality and can be re-steeped multiple times! Each serving makes between 4-8 cups of tea, so at around $.50 a cup, you get top quality Chinese teas at a price that you can enjoy every day.
NOT JUST TEA, TEA CULTURE
Jesse believes the key to making good tea is to help his Chinese tea friends share not just their best teas, but the best ways to make the teas.
That's why each box comes also comes with an info card that tells you:
- Tea Origin
- Steep Temperature
- Steep Time
- Directions for both teapot steeping and gaiwan steeping
All Jesse’s Teahouse Tea Friends (that’s you now!) also get access to private YouTube videos where Jesse and his Chinese tea friends show you how to make the teas and explain the tea-making process.
The links are on QR codes on the back of the info card included in the tea box.
Don't Forget Your Tea Pets!
In Chinese Gongfu Tea Tradition, Tea Pets accompany you at teatime and you "raise" them by feeding them tea! Check out the tea pets at the bottom of this page.