White Cockscomb
bái jī guān
Harvesting season
Main region
North Fujian
Once the monk saw a predatory bird attacking a baby - the hawk suddenly glided from the sky and began to peck the child. Then an ordinary home rooster came to help the kid, and diverted the attention of the bird to himself. Unfortunately, the predatory hawk hitted a brave rooster, but the child survived. The monk was so muchimpressed by the heroic deed of a selfless rooster, that buried him with all the honors in the monastery garden. And a few years later a tea bush with unusual yellowish-white leaves, similar to the cock's comb, grew in this place.
Raw materials for this tea are picked from the unique bush of the same name, which is included in the "Four famous Wuyishan bush". But even in this four, it takes a special place - its leaves are very light, yellowish-white. These delicate leaves are picked for the tea production, they do not withstand strong heating because of their fragility. Due to this the finished beverage exudes an intense fruity aroma that can not be confused with any other aroma. Bai Ji Guan is produced in small amounts due to a small number of tea bushes available and their weather sensitivity.
Main region of planting
– North Fujian
Advices for the best brewing
Time 180, 300"
Amount 4-5g
Water 500 ml
Temperature 100 ̊
Steeps 1
International brewing method
Time 10"15"25"35"50"65"
Amount 5-7g
Water 150-180 ml
Temperature 90-95 ̊
Steeps 5-7
Chinese brewing method
Before brewing the teawarm up the ware and rinse the tea with hot water. During tea drinking, smell the cover of the gaiwan or the bottom of the cup - the fragrance is one of the main virtues of any tea.
Strong natural aphrodisiac;
Cleanses the body;
Natural antioxidant
Health benefits
Oily with notes of dried fruits and spices
The best time to drink