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Bai Cha

白茶  -  White tea

For more information about the naming tea ,please refer to  Chinese Tea Vocabulary at the footer of the website.

Grade

Yu Guang Bai - 1 tip and 2 or 3 leaves , Bai Hao - only tips , Lao Ye - older / bigger leaves and Huang Pian ( yellow leaves )

Processing

Fujian style with long time withering  Bai Mu Dan which offers sweet and ...

白茶  -  White tea

For more information about the naming tea ,please refer to  Chinese Tea Vocabulary at the footer of the website.

Grade

Yu Guang Bai - 1 tip and 2 or 3 leaves , Bai Hao - only tips , Lao Ye - older / bigger leaves and Huang Pian ( yellow leaves )

Processing

Fujian style with long time withering  Bai Mu Dan which offers sweet and fruity taste or Yunnan traditional style with light withering promoting flowery notes and suitable for ageing even in less humid environment.

Shape

Apart of the loose form also in various shapes are available,  like cakes , bricks , tuo , balls called " Long Zhu ". The reason is not only convenience of storing but also ageing purposes.

Trees

Generally made of "tai di cha" - tea bushes from plantations like Jing Gu , Ai Lao Shan. In Yunnan the white tea is also made from older arbor tea trees called Gu Shu Bai Cha.

Varietal

The mostly common varietal Jin Pu Hao in Ailao Shan and Jing Gu area , but also Zi Jiuan - the purple varietal is used along with Ye Sheng Bai Cha or Ya Bao from wild tea trees.

Origin

We generally focus on Yunnan tea , but Fujian is probably the most famous for white tea production.

Harvest

In Yunnan generally white tea is made of spring , summer or autumn harvest. The spring harvest is usually stronger , but autumn one much smoother and sometimes sweeter. The white tea has an ability to age if well stored in loose or pressed. Transforming flowery notes to fruity ones.

Brewing

Brewing parameters ( volume , amount of tea , time of brewing ) depends on personal taste preference and desired strength of the tea. Temperature is recommended 90 - 100C where lower temperature for younger and higher for older whites or made from " Lao Ye " , " Huang Pian " or longer withered white teas.

In brewing the white tea, the size of the leaf ( grade )  , age of trees ( bush or Gushu ) , age of tea ( time of storage )  , previous storage conditions ( humidity ) or shape ( loose / pressed and soft or hard pressed ) factors also need to be concerned.

The products listed below is a representative selection of the elements written above , helping you to understand the differences by trying particular examples.

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    Spring harvest tea leaves plucked in ratio 1 tip and 1 or 2 leaves from plantations on Bang Lang Shan ( local name for the mountain ) located on Ailao mountain in Jing Dong.  Light withering is visible from green color of the leaves. This processing gives space for further aging which causes flowery-herbal notes transforming to fruity sweet ones. Produced...

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    Combination of Jing Gu Yue Guang Bai and Zi Juan  (white tea made of purple varietal leaf) makes well balanced taste of flowery-fruity notes of YGB combined with herbal notes of Zi Juan. We recommend to start with lighter infusions in order to find your own sweet spot of this unique taste of white tea which you normally won't find on market as we made...

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    Autumn harvest from arbor tea trees planted by local farmers in forest of Kunzhu mountain. " huang pian " yellow leaves with some tips and bigger leaves , is the overall content of this tea , which gives you nice fruity and honey-ish taste from the first infusion in aroma and so the taste in your cup. Suitable also for grandpa style brewing as it can hold...

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    Spring 2nd harvest "lao ye" old tea leafs and "huang pian" yellow leafs from small arbor tea trees growing on Yang Ta mountain. This light pressed 6-7g brick wrapped in handmade Dai paper releases very sweet honey-ish tea with fruity and floral notes. This year we took directly new production so some green leaves still in present. So the taste is also...

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    First spring harvest tea tips picked from plantations on Bang Lang Shan ( local name for the mountain ) located on Ailao mountain in Jing Dong.  Light withering is visible from green color of the leaves. This processing gives space for further aging which causes flowery-herbal notes transforming to fruity sweet ones. Produced by local family run small tea...

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    Spring harvest from arbor tea trees growing in small farm near Jing Gu. Tea leafs are naturally dried in shadowed place not directly on the sun or by hot air as bigger factories do. This helps to preserve original flowery and slight herbal notes which will turn to more fruity-sweet taste later with storage, as the green flakes will also turn to brown due...

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    Early spring plucked buds from wild growing tea trees in Baoshan prefecture and processed only by drying as a white tea. Sweet and almost no color ( clear ) tea liqour with pine tree notes in aroma of brewed buds and in taste as well. Suitable also for long time brewing in the bottle or jar.

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    These ya bao are picked from purple tea bushes Zi Ya in Lincang. Compare to other wild ya bao those are not as green ( herbal ) taste like neither mild ( like white tea ) , but rather fruity and sweet. The typical taste of Zi Ya tea is also noticeably reflected in those small sprouts / buds and give the tea liqour rather aged taste , which makes suitable...

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    First spring harvest rich in tips from Yang Ta tea plantations. Very light processing / withering and accurate drying results this "greenish " estate which is very suitable for further storage ( pressing or ageing in loose ) . Sweet with floral and vegetal notes which are going to turn fruity with ageing , slight "green astringent" in harder steepings, as...

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