Processing of White tea sounds ridiculously simple - pick leaves, put them out in the sun to dry (or air heaters if it's rainy) and voila you have White tea. But when a process is so simple there is no room for mistakes, no way to fix any shortcomings in extra layers of processing. Any errors will be easy to pick up to the trained palate. This is the Goldilocks of tea - a small aberration makes an obviously poorer quality tea - all conditions have to be 'just right'.
Gain a deep understanding of how origin and age affect Silver Needle. Includes three pinnacle teas (over 100 brews) and guided tasting notes.
Bai Mu Dan
Educate your palate in White Peony origins and picking styles. Includes three specially sourced teas (over 100 brews) and guided tasting notes.
Chuan Tong Bai Hao Yin Zhen
Immaculate Yin Zhen crafted with strict traditional methods. Sun withered and charcoal baked in tiny batches. Soft and sticky with cooked soya milk, nougat and green grapes.
Bai Hao Yin Zhen
First flush, sun withered Silver Needle from the idyllic Guangxi province. Papaya, orange blossom cream and white chrysanthemum.
Bai Hao Yin Zhen
Very early spring picked silver beige buds producing a luscious, thick and soft liquor. Summer meadow flowers and dry grass with sweet, ripe cantaloupe.
Bai Mu Dan
Fuding Bai Mu Dan picked with standard protocol of bud and up to three leaves. Jasmine, green apple skin and wintergreen.
Fuding Bai Mu Dan
Very fine picked, partially sun-dried Bai Mu Dan from Fuding. Marzipan, cantaloupe, wintergreen and nut milk.
Ye Sheng Ya Bao
The precious lateral buds of wild PuErh trees picked in late winter. Fresh cut wood, dried apricots and marzipan with a ginger spiciness.
Yue Guang Bai
Enigmatic White tea made from old Camellia Taliensis trees in Yunnan. Syrupy with sweet cantaloupe melon, dried spices and a minty coolness.
Our selection of hand produced blossoming tea created by Chinese artisans. Beautiful floral displays blossom in your glass. Made from white tea buds for a light and elegant flavour.
2010 Fuding Bai Mu Dan & Shou Mei
The fourth of our Jade Star Aged White Tea series. Blend of 2010 Shou Mei and Mu Dan, rich in furry buds for potent tea lifted effects. Resin, canned peaches, cream, kraft paper and butterscotch.
A tasting extravaganza featuring sixteen sessions of 8 stellar Mei Leaf teas in one box.
Beautifying blend of White Peony, Rose and Red Dates. Herbaceous, minty sweet nut milk and warm honey.
Fragrant combination of Jasmine Silver Needle and Chrysanthemum. Wild strawberries, sweet flowers and river pebbles.
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Mei Leaf 100ml White porcelain Gaiwan printed with the #StayLoose artwork. The perfect size for solo brewing or horizontal tastings.
Set of 2 Tulip shaped tasting cups made from thin De Hua porcelain. Elegant and beautiful yet practical.