Bailin Gongfu Black Tea


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Grown and produced at the same plantation as our gold medal winning organic Bailin Gongfu, this handcrafted black tea delivers an amazingly sweet, bold taste and aroma at a price point that lets you easily enjoy it every day.

A great Bailin Gongfu black tea
  • Hand-crafted at Mt. Taimu in Fujian province
  • Black and gold coloured pine-needle shaped appearance
  • Reddish brown color when brewed
  • A rich, full bodied sweet tasting tea with a hint of caramel
  • Minimal caffeine (less than 15% of a cup of coffee)

Bailin Gongfu is the highest quality Fujian black tea.  This Bailin Gonfu is a premium quality tea produced at Mt. Taimu in Fujian, and is crafted from Fuding DaBai and Da Hao trees.  This delicious tea has a great refreshing sweet taste and fragrance.

Certificate of Analyze by Eurofins
  • Certificate No.: AR-14-SU-004893-01

    Our Bailin Gongfu Black Tea is analysed in accordance with the requirements of regulation (EC) 396/2005 (regulation on maximum residue levels in food and feed) in its currently valid version.

    Recommend Brewing Guide:
    Western Method Chinese Gongfu Way
    Teapot: 17oz / 500ml Gaiwan: 3oz / 85ml
    194℉ / 90℃ 185℉ / 85℃
    Use 2 Tablespoons / 6 Grams Tea Use 5 Grams Tea
    2 - 5 mins 5 steeps : rinse,20s,30s,50s,70s,90s
    Teapot may be your choice Gaiwan may be your choice
    Rinsing time is around 3 seconds

    This year PureTea sells two versions of BaiLin Gongfu tea, both produced by the same producer from Mt. Taimu in Fujian province.  Both are exceptional teas, with the main difference being that one is produced organically.  This tea is their non-organic version, and provides buyers the ability to enjoy top quality Chinese black tea at a lower price.

    Bai Lin Gongfu is a completely oxidized black tea.  It is a “gongfu” (or “congou”) type of black tea, which indicates that it is hand crafted, with the leaf buds being twisted into thin, tight strips without them being broken.  When dry, the tea has a sweet, caramel like scent and has a mix of black and golden-orange “pekoe” colored leaf buds.

    Brief health info

    Black teas contain antioxidants, which help in the prevention of some cancers and help reduce the affects of aging that is caused by free radicals.  They can also reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks due to natural chemicals that reduce cholesterol.

    How to make tea

    When brewing BaiLin Gongfu, use water around 185ºF (85ºC) and infuse the tea for 2-3 minutes, depending on the required taste.  This particular BaiLin Gongfu can be infused up 6-7 times before it begins to lose its flavour.

    Introduction of the tea farmer

    Lin Jian

    Lin Jian, who is born in Fuding, Fujian, has been living under the environment of teas. His father, grandfather and great-grandfather are all tea farmers. When he was in elementary school, he helped to pick the tea after school at the tea picking time when there’s not enough people to pick the tea. The dream of engaging in tea business was came up at that time. He said: “My original idea is to make a good life for my family by tea business. But from 1993 when my tea business was gradually developed, I changed my mind. Fuding is the best place of planning white tea. So I want to create a long-term Organic Tea business.” Through our contact with Mr Lin, we felt that he is a man of frankness, speaking quickly, walking quickly and working quickly.

    Not exaggeratedly speaking, now Lin Jian is the first founder of Chinese white tea. He owns near 2800 acre high quality tea gardens in Fuding including 500 acre organic tea garden which is the only organic tea garden in Fujian that has passed the USA, Europe and Japan organic certification. He also owns 200 acre Jasmine tea garden in Guangxi. Meanwhile his heshan organic tea base was regards as the national agricultural standard base.

    In 2010, his Bailin Gongfu black tea won the gold medal for black teas at the Tea King Competition in the city of Ning De.

    Ecologic Tea Garden for Bai Lin Gongfu Black Tea

    Where is this BaiLin Gongfu Black tea produced

    Like our Silver Needle tea, PureTea's BaiLin Gongfu Tea is produced in the Mt. Taimu area, in Fujian province, on the south eastern Chinese coast.

    This tropical mountainous coastal area is perfect for growing teas.  The area has an abundant rainfall, with many misty days in spring, and temperatures that are neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter.  The mountains around the farms are more than 80% forested, ensuring the soil has a high natural fertility and organic content, removing the need to use fertilizers.

    Map of Fujian province

    History of Bailin Gongfu Black Tea

    The history of BaiLin Gongfu black tea's is somewhat shrouded in mystery.  The earliest documentation of BaiLin Gongfu black tea is in the “WuYi” historical document, written in 1851 in Fujian by a Chinese scholar call Dong Tiangong.  In his document, he recorded  “Gongfu” (sometimes written as “Congou”) as the name of a type of black tea produced in the Mt. Taimu area in Fujian, indicating that this tea was being produced in the area at that time.

    In recent years, the production in Fujian and neighbouring provinces has rapidly moved from state-owned enterprises to private, local companies.  This has resulted in a rapid increase in quality, innovation and production.

    Gongfu Tea SetsWu Yi Mountain in Fujian

    Collections: Black Tea, Loose Leaf Teas, Teas, Top Rated

    Category: Black Tea

    Type: Black Tea

    Vendor: PureTea

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