Wang Yanxin is a fierce advocate for small family farming, working with her farmer friends to develop entirely new kinds of tea and help them establish cooperatives
steamed bun, ice cream
night jasmine, honey
savory - steamed bun, ice cream
floral - night jasmine, honey
fruit - lychee, peach
spice - cinnamon, anise
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2020
Lincang RegionYunnan Province
Yunnan Da BaiTea Varietal
This exquisite offering from Wang Yanxin combines the very best of two of our favorite teas - Yunnan White Jasmine and Golden Fleece. Huge buds are picked from Yunnan Da Bai, a varietal normally used for white tea. These buds are allowed to fully oxidize into black tea, but during oxidation and drying, wild jasmine blossom are scattered among the buds, allowing the natural aroma of the jasmine to absorb over several days into the tea itself. The jasmine flowers have to be changed and renewed six times over six days to get a full aromatic infusion that lasts over many steepings. The old craft of true jasmine scenting is a slow laborious process, but the results are worth it. This tea is as rich and sweet as Golden Fleece and as luscious as Jasmine.
'To drink tea alone can be a wonderful and introspective journey, a meditation on beauty through the synergies of flavor, smell, and taste. To drink tea among friends under the right circumstances magnifies the sensations of the tea, making it easier to see the beauty that tea has to offer'
5 g.6-8 oz.use 205° watersteep 25 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
5 g.6 ozuse 205° watersteep 6 seconds add 3 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings