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.
Bai Hao Yin Zhen is picked entirely from early spring buds, with almost no leaf at all. The result is extremely sweet and thick, with a light flavor but a lingering deep aftertaste and aroma. The Wu Family was kind enough to share some of the 2017 wild-picked Bai Hao Yin Zhen they set aside for aging. Even a single year has added depth and complexity to the tea we didn’t taste in the fresh harvest. This picking was set aside specifically from plot #1 on the Wu family’s wild and untended high mountain tea garden. The biodiversity of the Wu Family’s multi-generational tea garden, left untended for decades, yields tea with rich flavor - the plant's response to competition from other plants and insects. The result is a silver needle with the refined delicate nature of the Chinese ideal profile, but with the backbone suitable for aging into an even deeper, richer tea.