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Produced By Weng Family

The Weng Family cultivates Da Bai varietal bushes on the misty peaks above Fuding using traditional sustainable farming techniques and meticulous processing.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY VEGETAL – carrot, daikon, bean sprout
  • FLORAL – dandelion
  • SPICY – juniper, cedar
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – yuzu peel
DATE OF PICKINGOctober 2016
HulinFuding, Fujian
ELEVATION500 METERS
Da BaiTea Varietal

This limited harvest is picked by commission only during the Han Lu (寒露) or "Cold Dew" period of the Chinese solar calendar. The night temperatures are cold enough to condense the mountain mist into dew, but not cold enough to create a frost. The unique early winter flavor is sought after for its deep complexity and sweet root vegetable notes. These weather conditions only come about once a year, and the result is a white tea with a thick body and rich flavor unlike any other.

" Instead of reverting to pesticides and fertilizers like larger factory farms, Weng Wenkan grows soybeans and canola around his crops. The insects prefer the beans and leave the tea mostly unharmed. Growing beans alongside tea reduces total yield per acre, but increases biodiversity and provides natural insect management. All of this makes his tea taste better... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

5 g.6-8
oz.
use 205° watersteep 25 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

6 g.6  oz.use 205° watersteep 6 seconds
add 3 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

4 g.12
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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