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Produced By the Wu Family

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.

Tasting Profile

  • SAVORY – brown sugar
  • VERY FLORAL – honey orchid
  • SPICY – sparkling minerality
  • SPICY – cooling cedar
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2019
WuyangcunXiapu, Fujian
ELEVATION600 METERS
Xiao BaiTea Varietal

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 biodiversity of the Wu Family’s multi-generational tea garden, left untended for decades yields tea with big rich flavor, the plant's response to competition from other plants and insects. The result is a silver needle with unparalleled refinement but a dynamic structure and energy. This year’s harvest is remarkably creamy while still maintaining a cooling, tingling aftertaste and deep herbaceous undertones.

" White tea is one of the easiest ways to discover the effect of buds in the taste of tea. Most teas on the market are made with leaves, which have amore robust intensity to them. Some teas are made entirely or partially from buds which have a very different flavor and texture to be aware of... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

5 g.6-8
oz.
use 176° watersteep 40 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

5 g.6  oz.use 176° watersteep 10 seconds
add 3 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

5 g.12
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy