Cloud 9 2017 Fuding White Tea



Don’t let looks fool you. Although you might not find any hairy white buds in this tea, it would be a mistake to overlook this 2017 Fuding white tea.

This tea picked to a strict standard of new growth, larger leaves only. This is not to be confused with something like Huangpian, where the larger leaves are older growth from previous seasons. In this case, the tea is comprised of younger growth, but the newest buds are left out.

The result is an incredibly smooth and sweet tea with a mouthfeel that is full and as fluffy as the leaves. This tea already shows excellent ageing potential, with a noticeable herbal/medicinal scent from the start. This opinion was reinforced after trying the same material from 2015. In other words, for $0.13/g this tea is 100% tong worthy.

While we would say any of our white teas are good for boiling, this is a standout candidate as the lack of buds make it difficult to become bitter.


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Dimensions14 × 14 × 3 cm

2 reviews for Cloud 9 2017 Fuding White Tea

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris (verified owner)

    //Eyes dry leaf
    It broke my heart to break this beautiful cake. Those leaves are so huge 2.5 to 3.5 inches! No bud.

    //Nose dry leaf
    Strong rasberry acidity

    //Nose wet leaf
    Cold almond and rasberry cake

    //Eyes liquor
    Classic white wine

    //Mouth texture
    Creamy medium texture. Syruppy

    //Mouth taste
    Sweetness and acidity like an almond cake

    //Nose Empty Cup
    Berry syrup, pastry dough

    //Body sensation
    Salivation, active brain

    //Brewing notes
    1 gram per 20mL | 95C water
    Infusion 1 : 15 seconds
    Infusion 2 : + 5 seconds

    //Overall impression
    What a delight, I am thinking about getting a bunch of these cakes!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Chris Grabda (verified owner)

    This is a delightful tea but it is not for me, personally! It tastes very similar to other aged white teas I’ve had but is definitely worth the try for anyone interested.

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