Cui Min Qingshan Garden Organic White Tea Very Special Pure Chinese White Tea Quite Rare


  • This Cui Min Tea  comes from the remote Qingshan Tea Garden, in Hunan Province, China.
  • The Garden is on a hilly peninsular at altitudes up to 750 metres.
  • This peninsular is surrounded by a reservoir and access to the Tea Garden has to be made by boat.
  • Organic production started in 2002 and was fully certified in 2008 by FAIRBIOTEA, cattle have been introduced to the peninsular to provide food for the workers as well as excellent fertiliser for the plants.
  • This tea is from a spring picking of the first flush of the Camellias growth, and only the unopened buds are hand-plucked.
  • Meticulous wilting, drying and careful rolling by hand in a wok-type pan preserves the appearance of these leaves and it is this process that makes this tea, Cui Min, which means ‘Fragile Sensitivity’.
  • Cui Min tea consists of large silver buds covered with tiny silver needles, and makes a delightful, pleasantly fresh cup of tea.
  • The colour of the tea is almost transparent, I left some leaves in the picture of the cup to show some contrast.
  • I steeped the tea leaves in 80o C. water for two minutes, as with delicate Japanese teas, this Cui Min can be brewed at 75o C. for just one minute depending on your personal taste.
  • You will receive 40 grams enough for between 20 and 60 cups as this can be re-infused at least three times.
  •  At Gently Stirred every order is gift wrapped so if you're buying for a number of different people just add that information at checkout

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