Fujian white tea is a type of white tea that is grown and produced in the Fujian province of China.
There are four main grades of Fujian white tea:
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Bai Hao Yin Zhen (Silver Needle)
This is the highest grade of Fujian white tea, made from only the tenderest buds of the tea plant. It has a delicate, sweet flavor and a light, smooth texture.
Bai Mu Dan (White Peony)
This grade is picked according to a one bud to two leaf ratio. It has a slightly stronger flavor than silver needle, with a fuller body and a slight hint of floral notes.
Gongmei (Tribute Eyebrow)
This grade is made from the larger, more mature leaves of the tea plant, as well as the buds. It has a darker color and a bolder flavor than the previous grades, often with a slightly earthy and woody taste.
Shoumei (Noble, Long Life Eyebrow)
This is the lowest grade of Fujian white tea, made from the larger, more mature leaves of the tea plant that are not suitable for the higher grades. It has a darker color and a stronger, more robust flavor than the previous grades. However, it’s important to mention that even though shoumei is the lowest grade of Fujian white tea, it’s not necessarily a low-quality tea.