2018 Fuding "Gong Mei" White Tea Cake
Brand: Yunnan Sourcing Tea Shop
This is entirely 2018 spring harvested Gong Mei White Tea from Fuding area of Fujian. It was aged in a clean/dry storage condition until it was pressed on August 1st 2019, and then stored in Kunming thereafter.
The taste of the tea is ultra smooth and sweet with notes of malt, sugarcane and the slightest vegetal umami taste. The aroma is honey and orchids! It reminds me of a marriage of a tippy Yunnan Black tea and Bai Mu Dan. There is a kind of hay/grass taste that is complemented with a thick mouthfeel and sweet honey taste.
Gong Mei is considered to be 3rd grade Fuding White Tea, sharing character with both Bai Mu Dan and Shou Mei.
Fuding Bai Cha In order of tippiest to coarsest:
1st Grade - Bai Hao Yin Zhen (Silver Needles)
2nd Grade - Bai Mu Dan
3rd Grade - Gong Mei
4th grade - Shou Mei
Varietal: Fuding Da Hao
Harvest: May 2018
Pressing: August 1st 2019
100 Grams Per Cake