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2018 Wuyishan White Tea Cake

2018 Wuyishan White Tea Cake

$58.00

Sourced By the Li Xiangxi

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.
  • true
    70
    deep minerality, cooling cedar
    true
    65
    rice wine, cream
    true
    50
    lychee, lemongrass
    true
    60
    honey, vanilla

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - deep minerality, cooling cedar
    • savory - rice wine, cream
    • fruit - lychee, lemongrass
    • floral - honey, vanilla
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2018
    • Wuyishan Ecological Preserve Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • Da BaiTea Varietal

    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 their first finished white tea and pressed it into beautiful 350g 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.


  • 'Wuyishan is incentivized by the market to keep producing the teas that make them famous. Yes this year, the Li Family surprised us with something totally different - white tea. ... Paradoxically, it is the long shadow cast by tradition over tea culture that sparks the most innovation. By studying the past, farmer-researchers can draw on the oldest techniques for inspiration'

  • 5
    6-8
    208
    20 seconds
    10
    7
    6
    208
    5 seconds
    3
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    7 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 5 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

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

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