2011 Aged Fuding 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.
In China, there is a saying about aging white tea: "One year is good. Three years makes medicine. Seven years makes a treasure."
This white tea is aged 12 years.
As it ages, white tea retains the sweet, easy-drinking quality that is beloved by tea drinkers, but also acquires a deep, dark herbal note and concentrates the scent of the tea.
This tea comes from Fuding in Fujian Province, China, home of the best white teas in the world. If you like white tea, this is one you won't want to miss.
Finding true 10+ year aged white tea is hard, but getting it at a price that is accessible is even harder. Aged white tea over 10 years is rare and the price goes up year by year.
Finally, I managed to lay my hands on these 300 gram cakes of 2011 Fuding White Tea. I knew immediately the flavor was exactly what I wanted to share - dark, herbal, and capable of doing 10 steeps easily and as many as 15 or 20.
My tea guy in Beijing confirmed what my mouth was telling me - this was the real deal.
To allow more people to access this super-premium tea, I asked them to break the cakes into bags of smaller portions of 40g, so people don't need to buy a whole cake.
That being said - we also have a small number of whole cakes and they are a great value.
VALUE AND QUALITY
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Select the 100g or full cake sizes and save on tea and shipping!
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.