The 2017 U 2 CAN HELP is a cake we made to help out Education In Sight, a non-profit organization that focuses on helping children in rural Yunnan get the eyeglasses and eye-care that they need.
For each raw Puer tea cake purchased, white2tea will donate one eye exam, a pair of glasses, and eye education to a child in need in rural Yunnan via Education in Sight. Our goal is to sell out 100 cakes and help out 100 kids in 2017. We really appreciate your support and it'd be amazing if you'd help spread the word!
The material of the tea cake is from Lincang, with a strong fragrance and thick mouth feel, this tea is sweet and floral. The loose tea from this cake was featured in the white2tea club in May of 2017. We are not selling samples of this tea, it's about the charity as much as the tea.
Even if you aren't into this tea cake, you can still donate to Education in Sight and get involved with their cause. Visit their website, or take a look at the information below to learn more about their mission.
Education In Sight is a non-profit organization whose vision is a China where every rural student has the eyeglasses they need to see clearly. Over 30 million students across rural China don't have the eyeglasses they need to see clearly in school. As a result, they suffer from significantly poorer academic performance, and much higher drop out rates. At Education In Sight, we work with local government and private partners to bring high quality eye exams and eye care directly to students inside the classroom, so they have no barriers to clear vision and can achieve life-long success.
To date, Education In Sight has coordinated over 150,000 eye exams, and delivered over 19,000 eyeglasses to students in Yunnan province. Their goal is to solve this problem for students both now and in the long-term, so that every rural student has the chance to see clearly and succeed.
Old Reliable was pressed in 2017.
Our infamous house blend; a solid daily drinker ripe Puer tea that you can count on. An excellent combination of value and quality, the Old Reliable is a blend of several years of material, so despite being pressed in 2017, it is ready to drink now and will only continue to improve over the next few years. A smooth, sweet, thick ripe Puer tea with a classic Menghai character.
Grandpa's was hand pressed in 2017.
Named after the term coined by blogger Marshaln - our Grandpa's ripe Puer tea is an 8 gram ball that is meant to be tossed into a cup, mug, or thermos and brewed with very little attention. Just add boiling water and enjoy. The Grandpa's has a smooth body and a classic Menghai character.
The 2016 post truth is an iron cake with very tight compression.
The material of post truth is fragrance forward, with an engaging aroma and a sweet backbone. This tea is great to drink right away or age for the long haul.
The 2016 ChocoBar Raw Puer is a 100g brick, with a shape that is easily breakable for convenient brewing.
The brick is raw Puer tea that can be aged or brewed immediately. This ChocoBar raw is a sweet and fragrant tea suitable for daily drinking on the go.
The 2016 ChocoBar Ripe Puer is a 100g brick, with a shape that is easily breakable for convenient brewing.
The brick is a blend of daily drinker ripe Puer. Smooth and rich tea for no fuss tea brewing on the go, at the office, or at home.
Channel Orange was pressed in 2015 into a chocolate bar shape.
The brick is a mixed of a white2tea Puer blend and a mix of 3-8 years old Xinhui Chenpi, the dried skins of mandarin oranges. The result is a thick and fragrant natural melding of fruit flavors and the characteristic smooth body of ripe Puer. We find this to be a soothing tea that is great for cool weather or rainy days.
Trap Bird was pressed in 2016.
A fragrance forward tea with a heavy amount of buds and small leaves. The intense aromas of the tea are bolstered by a base of softer medium sized leaf to keep the tea engaging late in the session. Great for everyday ripe Puer on the lighter side.
The 2016 Brown Sugar is made from a large percentage of huangpian [the largest leaf used in Puer production]. The soup is sweet and smooth, with a light and approachable character. The blend has a larger percentage of smaller leaf material than the 2015 blend, as well as the incorporation of several regions.
Each brick is 200 grams.
Cream was pressed in 2016.
A thick, yet balanced ripe Puer with heavy soup and an engaging fragrance. Menghai style character shows through strongly, even though this is a fairly fresh cake. Drink now or age for the future.
2016 Orange Drop is made with blended aged ripe Puer material and a fresh 2016 Xinhui Mandarin.
The tea is meant to be drunk with the orange and all. You can brew the entire orange, tea and all, without breaking it up. They are harvested when the fruit is extremely young and unripe, hence the small size and greenish hue. The early steeps are very astringent, so if you dislike the fresh green bite, toss out the first 2-3 steeps, and drink the next 12 or so.
Most of the cost of this tea is due to the high price of both the handmade labor and the prized skins of Xinhui Mandarins, which cost much more than most Puer tea by weight. If you are interested in better value for tea weight, check out our other Ripe Puer Teas.
Each purchase is for one Orange Drop.
The 2015 Old Reliable Ripe Puer Tea is White2tea's house blend.
The name says it all, a solid daily drinker ripe Puer tea that you can count on. An excellent combination of value and quality, the Old Reliable is a blend of several years of material, so despite being pressed in 2015, it is ready to drink now and will only continue to improve over the next few years. A smooth, sweet, thick ripe Puer tea with a classic Menghai character.
The Old Reliable is one of the features of the January 2016 Tea Club shipment.