2017 'GHOST' White Tea
GHOST is a white tea from Xishuangbanna, China.
This tea was made by simply drying the leaves in the mountain sun. Compared to many white teas, the tea has a thick, strong flavour of flowers and honey, with a bit less fragrance than typical Fujian whites. All-round soft and delightful. Best enjoyed whilst soaking up some sunshine.
We strongly recommended brewing or steeping this tea a variety of ways. Try brewing it gongfu style, boiling it, or even brewing in a mug or thermos. Steeped gongfu style, this tea can easily yield at least 15 infusions, with more sweetness coming out with longer steeps.
This tea is suitable for ageing, and will develop further in flavour and complexity over the years.
The tea was pressed in November 2017, using material from spring 2017.
Each cake is 200g, with 5 cakes per tong.
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Use boiling water (100C).
We recommend approx 1g of tea per 15ml of water for Gongfu-style brewing in a teapot or gaiwan. Rinse the leaves once and then brew several times until there is no flavour left.
For Western-style brewing in a larger teapot, use approx. 5g per 100ml of water. You can re-brew the leaves a few times.
To brew direct in a mug, use 1-2g of tea in the bottom of the cup, fill with boiling water, and drink once cool. Re-fill the cup with more water when you've drunk 1/3rd of the tea. Repeat until there is no more flavour left.
All of our teas are suitable for long-term storage and aging.
Keep your tea away from sunlight and strong smells, and somewhere with stable climate conditions.
You can keep it sealed inside the re-usable bag the tea comes in, or another non-porous container.