TEA GARDENS IN CHINA

White Tea: Fujian province in China

Location: near Fuding City in the north-eastern part of the Chinese province of Fujian. Operator of the garden: Mr Lee Jialin und Familie Garden: The name “white tea” originally describes the silvery-white hairs on unopened tea shoots, which give the Pai Mu Tan tea from this farm its white to green appearance. White tea is first mentioned in English publications dating from the year 1876. We find that the Pai Mu Tan from the Guangyang Heshan Tea Farm makes an especially mild brew.

White Tea: Hunan province in China Location: on a sheltered peninsula in the Chinese province of Hunan Operator of the garden: YuanLin Jietan Organic Tea Development Co. Ltd Garden: The name “white tea” originally describes the silvery-white hairs on unopened tea shoots, which give the Pai Mu Tan tea its white to pale green appearance. Like a secret garden, this farm is situated far from any industry. Organic farming is practised exclusively on the peninsula and the farm is only accessible by ship – there is still no continuously passable road. The location at the centre of a reservoir provides a perfect climate, giving this Pai Mu Tan its especially fine and mild flavour.