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Sourced By Wang Yanxin

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

Tasting Profile

  • VERY FRUITY – strawberry, melon
  • VERY FLORAL – jasmine, osmanthus honey
  • VERY SAVORY – pumpkin spice cake
  • A LITTLE SPICY – sparkling minerality
Wang Yanxin, our mentor, partner and good friend
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2017
Lincang RegionYunnan Province
ELEVATION1800 METERS
Yunnan Da BaiTea Varietal

This new category-challenging tea is made from Yunnan Da Bai, a traditional varietal used primarily for white tea. The buds are picked in very early spring when they are tender and downy, and then allowed to fully oxidize into black tea in the sun. This black tea is spread out with wild picked yunnan jasmine flowers and allowed to absorb the rich floral aroma of the jasmine. These jasmine flowers are picked out and replaced with fresh flowers five to seven times to ensure full infusion. This labor-intensive process is almost a lost art in China with most jasmine being scented by oils which burn off after a single infusion and don’t hold a true jasmine flavor the way real blossoms do. The sweet flavor of the black tea is a surprising but perfect pairing with the rich jasmine aroma.

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" 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... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

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

Gongfu

5 g.6  oz.use 205° watersteep 6 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