The Li Family hand picks high-elevation spring-fed tea from their misty plot in the Wuyi Ecological Preserve. Their biodiverse plantings, and careful hand-finishing win them awards year after year.
deep minerality, cooling cedar
rice wine, cream
spice - deep minerality, cooling cedar
savory - rice wine, cream
fruit - lychee, lemongrass
floral - honey, vanilla
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2018
Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyishan, Fujian
Da BaiTea Varietal
The Li Family is excited to offer 90g cakes of this special aged tea!
In an historic first, Li Xiangxi and her family have begun to cultivate Da Bai varietal in the cool, rocky, and singular terroir of their old growth fields in the Wuyishan Ecological Preserve. Using traditional sun-drying and airing techniques, the Li's have crafted finished white tea and pressed it into beautiful 90g cakes for aging. At a glance, it looks like a classic Shou Mei, but a tasting reveals how much the Wuyi terroir impacts the flavor of Da Bai. This tea is packed with deep minerality, balanced complex texture, and cooling foresty notes that you would not find in classic Fuding white tea. The biodiversity, soil, and water of one of the most famous tea microclimates in the world makes this a fantastic new way to experience what white tea has to offer.
To produce a Special Grade offering requires perfect weather, perfectly situated old-growth tea stock, shaded by mist through the spring, expert hand-[...]
As low as$8.00
'In his own words, Li Xiangxi’s brother walks you through the Li family‘s Old Tree Shui Xian groves and explains how allowing the tea trees grow naturally and encouraging biodiversity creates this tea’s special, characteristic flavor profile.'
5 g.6-8 oz.use 208° watersteep 15 secondsresteep many times add 5 sec. each infusion
7 g.5 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 seconds add 2 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings