Chinese White Teas

White and yellow teas are among the most subtle.

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Chinese White Teas

by hawaiianlungs » Apr 12th 15 10:10 pm

I am now in North China.

There is a huge tea expo here with numeros vendors gem Beijing (Maliandao).

I know Da Hong Pao quite well as I have tested one 100 samples in many cities.

Now I am learning White tea. Yesterday I got some Mudan and Silver Tip. I will g again today. Anything else I should look at?

Mudan here has 3 grades.I got the middle grade. Is the ighet ride that much better.

There is loose fresh white tea, but it tastes cry green. The cake bings are better.

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Re: Chinese White Teas

by hawaiianlungs » Apr 12th 15 10:16 pm

Should I by the green loose tea and let it age? I do not like the "green" taste now, but maybe after aging it will be better.

The loose green white tea was just picked.

Here, they say the fresh white tea will not store.

Will it?

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Re: Chinese White Teas

by ethan » Apr 13th 15 3:10 pm

Please note that my experience is quite limited. I think the loose white tea will not last long.

I had a most delicious white tea from Nepal that got quite weak after 3 months & was not much good after 4.

There is talk of aged white tea being special. But I don't know.

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Re: Chinese White Teas

by debunix » Apr 13th 15 7:12 pm

In terms of tendency to 'go off' quickly, I think of green oolongs and japanese greens as most sensitive, then chinese greens and white teas a little less so; and I don't worry at all about roasted oolongs and puerhs or the handful of black teas that I drink.

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Re: Chinese White Teas

by hawaiianlungs » Apr 14th 15 4:47 am

I understand that the loose green white tea will not last, but the "bings" do. What kind of loose tea do they use to make those "bings"?

What kind of loose tea do they use to make Bai Cha Mudan?

Green and compressed? Other?

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Re: Chinese White Teas

by hawaiianlungs » Apr 14th 15 4:53 am

I have many 2008 Mudan Bai Cha "bings".What kind of loose tea went into making these? Loose green buds?

Anybody know how much longer these 2008 "bings" will last?

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Re: Chinese White Teas

by bob » Apr 14th 15 9:56 am

I'm no expert on white teas, but I know that "aged white tea" exists, and some people claim it's wonderful... I only tried some not-too-aged samples and they were more intertesting to me than standard white teas (which I don't like much and rarely drink).

Check this thread for some more info: http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... e&start=30

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Re: Chinese White Teas

by Vicky » Dec 20th 17 8:25 am

I always confused the aged white tea is the same as moolight tea (yue guang bai).

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Re: Chinese White Teas

by absence » Dec 20th 17 9:03 pm

I could be wrong, but I think I read somewhere that white tea for aging is processed in a different way than ordinary white tea. Probably similar to the difference between green tea and raw pu er?

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Re: Chinese White Teas

by bagua7 » Jun 8th 18 12:49 am

bob wrote: I'm no expert on white teas, but I know that "aged white tea" exists, and some people claim it's wonderful...

...until you try Yunnan Silver Needles or quality Fujian Silver Needles (not commonly found online).

I'd give aged white tea a miss. Nothing exciting! :)