The Wu Family’s wild arbor tea groves yield nuanced white teas thanks to established root stock, biodiversity, organic techniques, and patient and precise craftsmanship.
yeasted buns, sweet cream
tingling, cooling, sweet
floral - vanilla
spice - cinnamon
fruit - tangerine, lychee
savory - yeasted buns, sweet cream
vegetal - bay leaf
texture - tingling, cooling, sweet
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2016
Da BaiTea Varietal
Mr. Wu selected these wild arbor leaves and buds for a special club pressing to show off the natural terroir of his family’s mountain slopes. The Wu Family has been growing tea for generations, with bushes scattered across the mountainside between groves of bamboo and evergreens. With white tea’s recent surge in popularity, the family is rediscovering groves planted generations ago left for years untended, and picking them without introducing pruning or intervention. The result is this wild arbor tea, full of deep tingling cooling aftersensation and complex rich aromatics.
The Wu Family's oldest prized tea bushes growing among wild trees, flowers and bamboo are picked once in the extreme early spring for a bud-only harve[...]
As low as$7.50
'White tea is one of the easiest ways to discover the effect of buds in the taste of tea. Most teas on the market are made with leaves, which have amore robust intensity to them. Some teas are made entirely or partially from buds which have a very different flavor and texture'
5 g.6-8 oz.use 190° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
7 g.6 ozuse 190° watersteep 5 seconds add 3 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings