Cultivated organically and produced as a traditional Yin Zhen, but coming from a wilder and higher altitude terroir in the province of Guizhou. This Chinese white tea, made purely of downy buds, is instantly visually pleasing.
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This Bai Mu Dan style white tea is composed of beautifully dried large leaves in hues of yellow and soft green.
Our producer of Wei Shan Mao Jian has revived the old memories of the region and offers us his yellow tea, recently returned to production after many years as the process had been all but lost and forgotten. Composed of a significant proportion of tufted buds, this lot has had a slight anaerobic oxidation in keeping with the tradition of the manufacture of this type of tea. The infusion releases vegetal (fiddleheads) and iodine aromas, evoking smoked mussels. Its light and veiled yellow liquor offers a firm texture complemented by delicious fruity (melon) and floral notes. Its finish is deep …