Baihao Yinzhen Introduction
Baihao Yinzhen [White Hair Silver Needle, 白毫银针, bái háo yín zhēn] found in 1796, belongs to white tea, one of China’s six major teas. Its origin is Fujian province, the main producing areas are Fuding, Zhenghe, Songxi, Jianyang and other places, is one of China’s ten famous teas, known as “beauty” and “king of tea “. It is straight and upright like needle. The pekoe is same as silver and snow white.
As raw materials are all tea buds, after made of finished tea, the shape of Baihao Yinzhen is like needle, the surface is full of Pekoe, its color is white and silver, so named Baihao Yinzhen. Its needle shaped tea is about three centimeters long.
The picking standard of Baihao Yinzhen raw material is, when the young shoots of spring tea germinate, a bud is about to be harvested, then gently peel the true leaves and the fish blades with your fingers. The peeled tea buds are evenly thin and spread out on the water screen (A kind of bamboo sieve), do not overlap, placed them in weak sunlight or ventilated shade, cooled to eighty or ninety percent of dryness, then used the baking cage at 30-40℃of slow fire to bake it until it’s very dry. Also, with the sun instead of baking cage to dry all, the finished tea is named wool needles. Picking tea bud with fat needle from wool needles, then removing the stalk manually (commonly known as silver needle foot), sieving and picking out leaves, debris, impurities, etc., then using slow fire to dry, packing them while hot.
Baihao Yinzhen currently mainly exported to Southeast Asia, Germany and the United States. In early Europe, the people will add some white hair silver needles while drinking black tea to show it is rare.
Baihao Yinzhen Brewing
Tea set for brewing Baihao Yinzhen is usually colorless and transparent straight-shaped transparent glass cup. Drinker can enjoy the cup of tea from all angles and the changing color. The water temperature of Baihao Yinzhen is 95 degrees at brewing time, The specific brewing process is as follows:
Preparation: using a glass with a support.
Appreciating tea: Take a little teaspoon Baihao Yinzhen, placed in tea tray for guests to enjoy the shape and color of dry tea.
Setting tea: take 2 grams of white tea, placed in a glass.
Infiltration: pour a little boiling water, let cup tea infiltration for 10 seconds or so.
Making tea: pour the boiling water 100 – 120 ml into the tea cup in accordance with the same direction.
Serving tea: politely serve the guests with both hands and cups.
Drinking tea: tea buds float on the water surface at the beginning of brewing Baihao Yinzhen. After 5-6 minutes, only part of the tea buds sinking down the bottom of the cup, at this time, tea buds stand upright, staggered up and down, like mushrooms. About 10 minutes later, the color of tea was orange-yellow, then you can pick up the tea cup, smell and taste it.
In addition, you can also make tea like this:
A、 Covered-bowl method
take about 3 grams of tea，with about 130CC of tureen, the first pouring water about 2-3 seconds, the second times is also the same, the third time can be appropriately extended after pouring water.
First smelling, then tasting, you can feel full of aroma and is memorable. We can usually make tea with tureen 12 to 15 times. It feels sweet and fragrant.
B、Making tea with cup
Take 200ml large cup and 5g white tea, use 90 degree boiled water to warm the tea first. First smelling incense and then boiled water directly, you can drink in a minute. Because the processing of white tea is without rolling, tea juice is not easy to leach, brewing time is generally relatively long.
Tea flavor varies with water temperature and tea quantity, if you want a strong tea, the time will be longer, especially brewing aged white tea. Soaking the white tea with this method, tea fragrance is dissolved in water. We can taste smooth and sweet tea soup, watch the rise and fall of white tea. We can watch and taste while drinking, realize the interesting mood from brewing white tea.
Baihao Yinzhen tea nutritional value
Baihao Yinzhen: referred to as White Hair Silver Needles, also known as Pekoe. Most of the finished products are bud heads, the surface is full of Pekoe, its color is white and silver, its slim shape is like needle, so get this elegant name. Pekoe tea belongs to the best varieties of the only white tea. It is the same name with Junshan Silver Needle Tea in the world, is one of ancient royal tributes.
Silver needle finished tea buds are fat, the surface is full of white hair, the color is white and silver, the shape is straight and upright like needle. The soup is clear and bright. It is light apricot yellow. It tastes fragrant, sweet and fresh.
Nutrition analysis of Baihao Yinzhen: activity enzyme of White Hair Silver Needles is doubled of other tea. Also, Polyphenols, vitamin B1.B2, niacin, folic acid, vitamin E, vitamin K and vitamin C, catechin, 25 kinds of amino acids, theanine and a variety of minerals are more abundant than other tea.
The crowd of Baihao Yinzhen: the general population can drink.
Wind-cold influenza, measles patients can drink more.
Therapeutic effect of White Hair Silver Needles: its taste is gentle, its nature is cold.
The nature of silver needle tea is cold, has the efficacy of antipyretic and detoxification. It is regarded as a good medicine for curing measles in North of China.
It has the effect of strengthening the stomach, refresh yourself, reducing moisture and temperature in the body. It is usually used as medicine and has the function of reducing heat and detoxification. White tea is drunk regularly can prevent illnesses and regarded as a good medicine for curing measles.
It has the efficacy of antipyretic and detoxification and is regarded as a good medicine for curing measles in North of China.