Refreshing and delicate white teas

April 16, 2019
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The aromatic body of white teas is known to be delicate and fragrant. We often detect clover honey, edible flowers, fresh walnuts, freshly cut meadow grasses - all sweet and velvety nuances with a creamy liquor.

Thanks to a relatively low caffeine and tannin content, most Western tea-enthusiasts tend to enjoy it at any time of the year whereas in China, white tea is more often drank during the warm months for its refreshing aspect. We suggest enjoying this tea in a quiet setting, without food, in order to benefit from its finer subtleties and its soothing effect.

Two great classics to discover or rediscover

Mr Zhang is a producer with whom we have been working since 2004, known for two most classic white teas: Bai Hao Yin Zhen and Bai Mu Dan Wang. The original terroir and plantations for this tea family are located in northern Fujian.

In recent years, the growing popularity of white teas, particularly in China, has resulted in excessive local price rise. Thanks to our longstanding relationship with Mr. Zhang and his understanding of our market reality - we can acquire and offer you these products at a reasonable price.

While both teas come from the same gardens, the difference lies in how the leaves are selected. The Bai Hao Yin Zhen is harvested delicately: with the bud and leaf, while for Bai Mu Dan Wang, more leaves will be selected and picked, giving it a more frank, grassy taste with a hint of fresh hay. The Bai Hao Yin Zhen is very delicate, has more texture and its notes are more floral.

Bai Hao Yin Zhen

A worthy representative of the great Chinese teas, this white tea is seductive at first sight. The lively and silky liquor fills the mouth with fruity and vegetal flavors (straw, mushroom). Long and delicate, its floral finish(chamomile) is quite refreshing.

Bai Mu Dan Wang

A white tea with a floral character (reminiscent of lily) enhanced by hints of cinnamon. Moist, the Bai Mu Dan Imperial has a beautiful persistence and is a good everyday companion for delicate tea lovers.

Enjoy!

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