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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

  • SPICY – cedar wood
  • SAVORY – marshmallow, bread
  • VEGETAL – elderberry
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – burdock
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2017
HulinFuding, Fujian
ELEVATION500 METERS
Da BaiTea Varietal

The Weng Family’s Dragon Pearl pressing is a convenient 5g ball perfect for steeping directly or aging. The pressing protects the fragile shou mei leaves and gives them a deeper richer flavor. 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.

" 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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