The leaves for our old white tea (Lao Bai Cha) originate from the mountainous region around the district town of Fuding, located on the border of the Fujian and Zhejiang provinces. Buds and two to three leaves are always harvested from a large-leaf tea plant, in this case a quality grade corresponding to Silver Peony tea has been used. The resulting pressed tea may be consumed immediately, but may also be exposed to a process of ageing for several years. The oxidation process was halted by hot steam, and the leaves were pressed in a traditional stone press. With age this tea gains refinement, the sharp to piquant flavour attributes have been rounded off over the years.
Local people say that Lao Bai Cha is a delicacy the first year, a medicine the third year and a treasure the seventh year. This tea has its place in traditional Chinese medicine. It cools the organism in an emphatic manner, and soothes sore throat. Naturally this tea has health properties typical of white tea, for example antioxidant properties and the presence of a large quantity of vitamins.
- Fujian, Fuding
- Fuding Da Bai
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