Guyu Tianmuhu Huangjincha (Golden tea) 2023
Chinese name: 天目湖黄金茶
Origin: Jiangsu, Liyang, Tianmuhu nature reserve
Harvesting time: April 2023
Production method: Hand-plucked and manufactured in small sized family enterprise (see video)
Cooling and storage: till May 2022 at 4°C – after not cooled, protected by multi-layered bags
Infusion color: Bright yellow
brewing: approx. 4 infusions "Grandpa-Style" at 80-85°C
Background information to the source: This white tea was purchased during our visit in Liyang at Mr. Zhang’s small business. He’s the cousin of one of our Chinese friends living in Germany. That’s how we got in touch.
About Tianmuhu white tea: the annual output of this area is rather small with approx. 60 t. However because of the nature reserve status the water, air and soil is rather clean. Moreover the excessive use of plant protection agents is prohibited.