We offer a fine collection of quality Chinese white teas sourced directly from China's white tea growing heartland: Fu-Ding and Yunnan Province.
White tea, one of the six main categories of Chinese teas, is quite unique. There are less tea varieties within this category and these have a hierarchy based on potential quality. As such there is less complicating factors when buying white tea over other categories of Chinese tea.White tea, one of the six main categories of Chinese tea, is quite unique. There are less tea varieties within this category and these have a hierarchy based on potential quality. As such there are less complicating factors buying white tea over other categories of Chinese tea.
The Fu-Ding area of the Fu Jian Province, south-east China is the birthplace of all white teas, and the heartland of white tea production. White teas have been produced here for about 1000 years. (The image on the right is the organic tea plantation where our Silver Needle and White Peony are grown.) The unique tea plant Fuding Da Bai Hao (福鼎大白毫 - Fuding Big White Down) used to product these white teas is known to have the superior quality and health benefits over other white teas.
We offer the top three Fuding white teas in our online tea shop for those who wish to purchase authentic original Chinese Fujian white teas: Silver Needle, White Peony and Shou Mei.
The Yunnan Province, south-west of China is known for its Pu-erh tea production. Its unique natural fertile environment, including the high mountain ranges and unspoiled forests is ideal for tea trees (as opposed to tea bush grown in East China), especially the arbour tea trees. The tea crops produced here are, strong, potent and full of internal energy, which is also ideal for white tea production.
Yunnan has started producing some recognised premium white teas in recent years and offers relatively lower prices in comparison to the same Fu-Ding white teas. (Fu-Ding white tea value have gown quite sharply during the last decade due to the increasing demand.)
Yunnan white tea is a value for money option for budget conscious white tea buyers.
Some re-sellers add cheaper ingredients such Goji, citrus, other flowers or fruits to white tea and call this a blend. Our organic white teas are unadulterated and of premium quality (please read our customer reviews), as we believe in pure tea, pure taste and natural product.
Fu Jian is also the home province of En Jie - the founder of this business.
"I am particularly proud of the quality of the white tea I have been able to provide and gratified that my customers enjoy these so much. I highly recommend our white teas to you." EnJie.