Verdant Tea

2017 Wild Bai Hao Yin Zhen #1

2017 Wild Bai Hao Yin Zhen #1

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Sourced By the the Wu Family

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.
  • true
    75
    ginger, sarsaparilla
    true
    60
    almost custard
    true
    35
    sweet grass
    true
    55
    clover fields

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - ginger, sarsaparilla
    • savory - almost custard
    • vegetal - sweet grass
    • floral - clover fields
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2017
    • Wuyangcun Xiapu
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • Da BaiTea Varietal

    Bai Hao Yin Zhen is picked entirely from early spring buds, with almost no leaf at all. The result is extremely sweet and thick, with a light flavor but a lingering deep aftertaste and aroma. The Wu Family was kind enough to share some of the 2017 wild-picked Bai Hao Yin Zhen they set aside for aging. Even a single year has added depth and complexity to the tea we didn’t taste in the fresh harvest. This picking was set aside specifically from plot #1 on the Wu family’s wild and untended high mountain tea garden. The biodiversity of the Wu Family’s multi-generational tea garden, left untended for decades, yields tea with rich flavor - the plant's response to competition from other plants and insects. The result is a silver needle with the refined delicate nature of the Chinese ideal profile, but with the backbone suitable for aging into an even deeper, richer tea.


  • '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 to be aware of'

  • 5
    6-8
    176
    40 seconds
    10
    5
    6
    176
    10 seconds
    3
    5
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 176° watersteep 40 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.6 ozuse 176° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    5 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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