This delicate white tea is harvested from sprouts on the small twigs of Wild Tea Trees grown in western Yunnan. The large pine-cone shaped buds are picked in late March and sun dried.
Ya Bao is distinguished from other white teas by a sweet and fresh flavor that stands alone in the world of tea. The brewed liquor is pale white and clear, with a hint of honeysuckle in the aroma. The drinker is instantly transported to a grove of flowers, where they might spend hours watching the bees hard at work. This Chinese tea warms and soothes, lifting the spirit at any time of year. In the summer, Ya Bao can be cold-steeped and chilled for a delightfully refreshing beverage.
Yin Zhen is a classic and famous white tea from Fujian Province, consisting solely of tips. Only the freshest and best-shaped buds of early spring are used, which mark this tea’s particular rarity and intrigue. We are proud to offer a Silver Needle cultivar with beautiful, silvery-white buds of uniform, full-leaf quality. Its flavor is very subtle, yet velvety and earthy, with only the slightest hint of smoke and flowers with a touch of spiciness. Suitable for slowing down or becoming one with the moment.
Yin Zhen is sold for $10.00 / oz.
Bai Mu Dan
[bye moo dahn] White Peony
We offer you the highest quality Bai Mu Dan, a beloved white tea which gives several infusions. Wild and sweet, the captivatingly subtle flavor hides the great strength of this tea. A yellowish liquor smiles up from the cup, reminiscent of waving sunflowers or a hot fall day well-spent in the garden.
Broad, sun-dried leaves with brownish edges have an abundance of silver downy tips from the ends of the shoots. This Chinese tea from Fujian is quite low in caffeine, making it suitable for drinking all night long. An excellent tea to calm the body and bring clarity to the mind.
Bai Mu Dan is sold for $7.00 / oz.
Dhara Thai white tea is perhaps the most important tea in our commitment to sustainable farming and biodiversity. This tea is collected in the wild jungle in northern Thailand. The original wild tea plants, Assamica variety, grow directly among other wild vegetation, and local farmers from the mountainous tribal villages collect the leaves while taking great care to preserve the original undisturbed habitat. It is produced by the family business Chiang Mai, who also operate their own tearoom.
Dhara is a completely unique tea, that harnesses the brilliance of black tea but allows the true character of the leaf to shine through. It conveys a sense of fresh spring raindrops on garden leaves and coats the tongue with a light honeyed sweetness. Dhara is a great introductory white tea for those just starting to explore this category.
Dhara is sold in a 40g packet for $22.00.
Rwandan Silver Tips
A light, delicate tea with a jasmine aroma and soft taste. Delicate tips are certified organic and hand-plucked from the young shoots of a Camellia sinensis plant at elevations between 1700 and 2000 meters. The hand-picked tips, which are higher in antioxidants than larger leaves, are gently steamed and air-dried to give their soft, crisp, and cooling flavor. This tea is supplied by one of our partners who works with Rwandan genocide survivors and their families to promote economic empowerment and harmonious living.
Rwandan Silver Tips are sold in a 1.5 oz. tin for $18.00