Verdant Tea

Cold Dew Winter White

Cold Dew Winter White

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

Sourced By the Weng Family

The Weng Family cultivates Da Bai varietal bushes on the misty peaks above Fuding using traditional sustainable farming techniques and meticulous processing.
  • true
    90
    carrot, daikon, bean sprout
    true
    50
    dandelion
    true
    45
    juniper, cedar
    true
    35
    yuzu peel

    Tasting Profile

    • vegetal - carrot, daikon, bean sprout
    • floral - dandelion
    • spice - juniper, cedar
    • floral - yuzu peel
    • DATE OF PICKINGOctober 2016
    • Hulin Fuding
    • ELEVATION500 METERS
    • Da BaiTea Varietal

    This limited harvest is picked by commission only during the Han Lu (寒露) or "Cold Dew" period of the Chinese solar calendar. The night temperatures are cold enough to condense the mountain mist into dew, but not cold enough to create a frost. The unique early winter flavor is sought after for its deep complexity and sweet root vegetable notes. These weather conditions only come about once a year, and the result is a white tea with a thick body and rich flavor unlike any other.


  • 'Instead of reverting to pesticides and fertilizers like larger factory farms, Weng Wenkan grows soybeans and canola around his crops. The insects prefer the beans and leave the tea mostly unharmed. Growing beans alongside tea reduces total yield per acre, but increases biodiversity and provides natural insect management. All of this makes his tea taste better'

  • 5
    6-8
    205
    25 seconds
    10
    6
    6
    205
    6 seconds
    3
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 205° watersteep 25 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    6 g.6 ozuse 205° watersteep 6 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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