Bai Long Zhu White Dragon Pearls (白龙珠) is an exquisite white tea from our producer in Fuding, Fujian Province. It is grown in a fully organic tea garden at an altitude of 800-900m. This tea was hand plucked from the choicest buds, plus one to two leaves, in April 2017 after which it was hand rolled and finished.
Bai Long Zhu White Dragon Pearls are made from a white tea cultivar Fuding Da Bai (福鼎大白 – Fuding Large White). This is the same cultivar that is used to make the famous and highly regarded Yin Zhen Silver Needle white tea from Fuding. Unlike Silver Needle white tea, which utilises only the buds or the tips of the tea plant, these White Dragon Pearls consist of one bud plus one to two leaves, hand chosen during the picking process. The inclusion of additional leaves results in a slightly stronger and more pronounced flavour when compared to many other white teas made exclusively from buds.
The rolled silver pearls of this tea have a lovely fruity and floral aroma, producing a pale liquor with a faint fruity fragrance. This tea has a very comforting and pleasing character that is smooth and light with a sweet fruity edge. The sweet peachy taste is perfectly balanced by top citrus notes of yuzu. The overall flavours of Bai Long Zhu White Dragon Pearls make us think of a peachy custard tart – perfect as a drink on its own or paired with sweets.
We suggest brewing at 75°C for 3-4 minutes according to your taste. Bai Long Zhu White Dragon Pearls can be brewed 3 or more times depending on your taste preferences. As with all white teas, you can brew this one for a longer amount of time at lower temperature, as we suggest, or alternatively you can brew it for a shorter period of time of around 1 minute at 90°C, also brewing multiple times.