Bai Ji Guan * White Cockscomb 100g 3.5 oz

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Origin:
Fujian, China
Form:
Loose
Packaging:
Bag
Rating:
*****
Net Weight:
100g (3.5 oz)
Year:
2018

Wu Yi Mountain is not only the home to the famous Da Hong Pao, but also to other great teas like the bai ji guan. The leaves of the bai ji guan are green/yellow. And the soil of Wu Yi has big rocks from an ancient volcano, which gives the tea its unique character.

Bai Ji Guan has been famous since the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644AD). Believed to be an antidote to poison, the monks of Wuyi used this tea to save the life of a sick child of an important official. The tea was later presented to the Emperor and became a regular tribute tea. The name Bai Ji Guan—literally, "white cock's comb"—refers to the unique color of the new-grown leaves from the spring harvest: the shape and color of the leaves is said to look like the comb of a large cock. One of the most unique teas of Wuyi Shan, Bai Ji Guan contains hints of a chocolate maltiness, a unique light keemun-like flavor, and a bit of peach, a very delicate after taste and a sense of sweetness, like english toffee.

Real Bai Ji Guan! Very limited production.

To Enjoy: Place one teaspoon per cup into an infuser, filter or teapot. Switch the kettle off, before it boils, when you hear the water rumbling. Add the hot, but not boiling, water and infuse for 3 minutes. Serve immediately or remove leaves to prevent spoiling.