Another wonderful Bai Mu Dan from our beautiful producers, Shi Tai and Chanxin. Their traditional approach to creating white tea means these teas will not only bring you great mouthfeel and flavour, but they will endure longer in your gaiwan (more infusions), and they will age very well. This year’s Bai Mu Dan has a wonderfully subtle sweetness reminiscent of apricot. It mixes with a creamy, buttery mouthfeel and flavour and I couldn’t help thinking of apricot pastries! The clean, fresh mouthfeel and a tasty after sweet, make this tea is a great everyday drinker.
Taimu Shan – The Mountain of White Tea
After a short stay in Fuzhou, our tea consultant, Jianli, went to Taimu Shan, the birth place of Da Bai Cha. There, she stayed for a few days in Yipianwa (meaning “a piece of earthen tile”) Temple where we got our white tea this year. The tea from Yipianwa Temple is meticulously cared for by Shi Tai and Chanxin Shi Fu. During the busy tea season, they recruit help from the valley, but …