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Produced By the 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

  • VEGETAL – celery, bok choy
  • VERY FRUITY – cherry bark
  • SAVORY – honey burdock
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2016
HulinFuding, Fujian
ELEVATION520 METERS
Da BaiTea Varietal

While the Da Bai varietal is best known for its downy silver buds picked before Qing Ming festival, the plant continues to produce beautiful and flavorful leaves throughout the rest of spring. Shou Mei is a later season leaf-only picking with a crisp and vegetal flavor. It captures the taste of fresh leaves that the white tea finishing process locks in so perfectly. This 2016 harvest is full of crisp vegetals and sweet savory notes- sprouted malt, taro root, and sesame compliment sweet grass. Aromatic honey florals and grapefruit peel boost the intensity of the brew for a clean and refreshing cup.

" 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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