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.
allspice, sandalwood, limestone
spice - allspice, sandalwood, limestone
vegetal - eucalyptus, pine
fruit - bergamot
floral - honey
Mr. Wu sets aside the promising white tea harvests each year for their long term aging potential, including this lovely 2018 picking of the family’s wild plot Bai Mudan, harvested from old-growth tea bushes on a remote, biodiverse and beautifully-forested mountainside. This bud-heavy Bai Mudan was aged loose for two years to gain depth and complexity, and then gently steamed and pressed into a loose-compression cake for aging. The result is deep, nuanced, and full of lingering aftertaste. This 300g cake is delicious now, or set for even more growth in textural nuance over the years.
'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