Snow Shan White Tea Buds Description:
Ancient Snow Shan trees yield a white tea unlike any other, grown in Northeast Vietnam at 1,400 ft. These stem buds yield a delicately complex tea with sweet floral notes and lingering spice. They can be resteeped for over 10 times.
As this is a woody bud, it is best to use a hotter water temperature than a traditional white tea.
Vietnamese White Tea
Vietnamese Tea Significance:
Vietnam has long grown and produced teas with the practice dating back some 3,000 years and developed commercially by the French in the 1800’s. Today tea is produced throughout the country though most production occurs in the southern part of the country. The government of Vietnam considers tea a strategic commodity and has supported the growth and development of the industry and many of the growers are small farmers throughout the country.
- Step 1:
- Preheat mug with boiling water, discard and refill.
- Step 2:
- Steep 2 round tsp or 3-4 grams of tea per 8 oz of water.
- Step 3:
- Steep for 3-5 minutes as desired. Experiment with slightly cooler water or shorter steeping times. Try multiple additional steeping if desired. Gaiwan is highly recommended.