White tea, known as a treasure in tea, has a long history. In the period of the Eastern Han Dynasty, a young man named Yin Zhen grew up in his hometown, and he made a self-made “”. He worshipped the famous Confucian master Xu Shen, and was killed by the monk, and he chewed “” in his majesty. For a moment, Xu Shen’s entire residence It is full of rich musk. Xu Shen took a step back and traced the source. He even invited Yin Zhen into the study room to brew his , but he saw his beautiful shape. The white leaf bottom was like a silver needle pot, and the soup color was green and bright. Fresh and refreshing, occasionally light and bitter taste is instantly in the mouth. It also stimulated the annotation of “” in “Said Wen Jie Zi”, and translated the color, fragrance and taste of “” with “”.
The name of white tea first appeared in the "Tea Sutra" of the Tang Dynasty, and it recorded: "There is Baicha Mountain in the east three hundred miles of Yongjia County." Professor Chen Yu pointed out in the "General History of Tea": "Yongjia Dongsanbai It is the sea, it is the mistake of the south three hundred miles. The south three hundred miles is Fujian Fuding (Tang is the jurisdiction of Changxi County), which is the origin of white tea.” It can be seen that Changxi County (Fujian Fuding) in the Tang Dynasty has cultivated “white tea”. Variety. Because it has only a name, whether it can be used as evidence of origin remains to be further discussed. Some scholars believe that white tea began in Shennong's taste of the grass, and Mr. Yang Wenhui of Hunan Agricultural College held this view. His article "Consultation on the Origin of White Tea" suggests that white tea appeared earlier than green tea.
Song Huizong (Zhao Wei) in the "Daguan Tea Theory (written in the 1107 ~ 1110 "Daguan" years, the book with the name of the year), there is a section on white tea: white tea, self-contained, and different from ordinary tea. Its article is explained, its Ye Ying thin, between the cliffs, accidentally born, although not human can cause. Some, but four or five; the living, but one or two; the end of the two or three () only. There are not many buds, it is especially difficult to steam, and the soup fire has changed into a regular product. It must be made subtle, and the transportation is appropriate. Light baking is also available, but not as good as the product. The Royal Tea Garden of the Song Dynasty was located in Beiyuan, Jian'an County, Fujian Province (now Jianye County, Fujian Province). The white tea mentioned in "Daguan Tea Theory" is a wild white tea that was first produced on the Beiyuan Royal Roasted Tea Mountain. In 1115, Guanyu County tribute to the Song Huizong tea silver needle, "Happiness Longyan, won the year number, tampering the county name Guanwei for politics."
In the early years of Qing Jiaqing (1796), white tea was produced. At that time, the variety of tea in northern Fujian was fresh leaves. During the Xianfeng and Tongzhi years (1851-1874), Zheng and Tieshan Townships replanted Dabaicha, and in the 15th year of Guangxu (1890), they successfully sold the silver needles with Dabai tea, and sold them abroad the following year. White Peony was founded in Shuiji Town, Jianyang County. In 1922, Zhenghe County began to manufacture white peony, which was sold to Hong Kong at a price more than double that of ordinary black tea and green tea.