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2018 "White Jade Phoenix"

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White Jade Phoenix, or Anji Bai Cha, is harvested during a single month out of the year.  Further, it is only produced in a single region in China, Anji in Zhejiang Province.  Historians believe this to be the rare, legendary green tea spoken of by emperor Song Hui Zong about 900 years ago. 

While it is often confused to be a white tea, White Jade Phoenix has many of the vegetal characteristics of a superior green tea.  Aromas of roasted chestnuts and soft floral notes give way to refreshing flavors of orchid, white corn, and sweet edamame.  Its refreshing flavor is finished with a soothing, long-lasting aftertaste...

Notes:         orchid, edamame, white corn

Infusion:      180ºF / 82ºC for 1-2 minutes

Origin:         Anji, Zhejiang Province, China




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Tea Infusion Quantities

So how many cups is 50g of tea? Or 1lb of tea leaves?

The appropriate amount to use depends on the size of the teapot, teacup, or gaiwan, and how much water is being applied.  Typically, an average serving of tea in a small-medium vessel is about 4-6 grams.  Experienced tea drinkers will often use 6-8 grams per serving - with shorter and more frequent infusions.

Therefore, a 50 gram pouch of tea should be good for 8-12 servings of tea.  Depending on the type of tea, however, the leaves can withstand several "steepings", so that 50 gram pouch should allow for 24-50 cups of tea!  And, since a pound (lb) is about 450 grams, a properly steeped pound of tea should produce several hundred cups of tea!

 

Quantity of Tea

50 grams

100 grams

1 pound

Servings

8-12 servings

16-24 servings

70-85 servings

Cups of Tea*

24-50 cups

50-100 cups

200-400 cups

*often depending on the technique of the tea master, time per infusion, and thirst of the drinkers