The 2017 Turtle Dove is a pressed white tea from Yunnan. Made from large leaf varietal material, the tea is sun dried, with no machine processing involved. The tea has a thick body, soft mouthfeel, and a unique natural fragrance. This tea is very forgiving with any type of brewing, including gongfu, western, or grandpa style. A perfect tea to drink daily without much fuss. Drink now or age for the long haul. This tea has been tested and passed the test for 440 of the pesticides and herbicides on the EU MRL list.$4.50 – $29.00 Select options
The 2019 return of our specially commissioned baimudan grade white tea from Guizhou province.
Censers is an elegant white tea with a full bodied smoothness. The tea has a bright and complex fragrance that endures throughout a long session, lingering in the mouth and the cups long after the tea has gone. The fragrances and flavors shift between sweet floral aromas and fresh light fruits.
Each cake is 200g.
This early spring 2019 white tea is made in a sun dried white style. The tea has minimal processing, picked and sun dried. This tea was processed from tea that is usually destined to be made as Dancong oolong, made from the Milan varietal from Guangdong province. The Milan White is sweet and succulent. The large leaves take several steeps to ramp up, pouring out a bright spectrum of fragrances during a gongfu session. Quite a unique experience, as this varietal of tea is seldom produced as white tea. Each purchase is for 25 grams.$7.50 Add to cart
2019 is a gift is a small production of difficult to acquire material that rarely sees the light of day in the larger market. Succulent soothing broth. The soup is densely layered and calming with a unique fragrance that penetrates the liquor and lingers in the mouth and throat. A strong and engaging tea for special occasions. Each cake is 200 grams.$36.00 – $249.00 Select options
The 2019 January 9th 5:15 AM 2019 is an experimental blend with a slow inertia that builds into a rumbling avalanche of bitterness, sweetness and aroma. The body is smooth throughout the session, entering on the initial steeps with a whisper before gaining momentum. A blend of several regions with a unique character unlike any other white2tea blend. Each cake is 200 grams.$17.90 – $122.00 Select options
This tea was produced in autumn of 2017 using a traditional technique for bamboo Puer pressing and a specific variety of fragrant bamboo. The base material is identical to our 2017 Turtle Dove. The aromatics of the bamboo and the roast of the fire have engulfed with the white tea to make a very unique tea. It has a complex character of sweetness and smoothness, melded with the heavy nature of being roasted on an open flame. The tea will benefit from a few months of rest, as it was processed in late October of 2017, and as of the release the taste of the roast is still quite fresh. Drink now or aged as desired. We decided to produce this tea according to the natural shapes of the bamboo rather than waste pieces that didn’t fit our ideal shape or size. We will break apart the amount you choose and send it in a sealed bag. If you would like an entire piece with the bamboo, please contact us directly and we will help you choose a size. Most are around 400 grams. Each purchase is for 50 grams.$8.00 Add to cart
The 2017 white tea is made in a "yue guang bai" or moonlight white style, dried without sunlight or air drying. The tea has minimal processing, picked and shade dried. This tea was processed from tea that is usually destined for raw Puer. The moonshine white is sweetness and fragrance focused. It has an elegant body and soft character. The fresh fragrances of newly dried tea are still vibrantly alive in the tea. Each purchase is for 50 grams.$9.50 Add to cart
The 2016 ChocoBar Black Tea is a 100g brick, with a shape that is easily breakable for convenient brewing. The brick is made of a blend of Yunnan large leaf varietal black tea that was sun dried. It can be aged or brewed immediately. This tea has an airy fragrance, with fruity notes and a smooth texture.$15.00 Read more
Stored in dry/natural conditions in Fujian from 2013-2018, this baicha [white tea] from Fuding county in Fujian province is considered to be Gongmei grade white tea, which has more buds and higher grade leaf than a Shoumei. The thick, soothing body of this tea is smooth and calming, with heavy dark fruit fragrances. This tea can be prepared a wide variety of ways with excellent results. Gongfu style brewing will yield a lighter colored soup and boiling will produce a thick red soup. This tea is very versatile and suitable for further aging or drinking directly. One of our best value aged white teas.$7.00 – $79.00 Select options
A blend of both white and black tea experiment gone horribly right, this is the latest incarnation of our sold out 2016 Hot Brandy. The soup is thick, smooth, and fragrant. It fairs well with both gongfu style and western style brewing. The tea has excellent endurance and can steep for a very long time and can even withstand being simmered or boiled without becoming acrid. Both the white tea and black tea have been sun dried and should age well together. However, we are only two years deep on this experiment; though the results are promising, how it will age in the long term is anybody's guess.$4.50 – $27.50 Select options
Stored in dry/natural conditions in Fujian from 2013-2018, this baicha [white tea] from Fuding county in Fujian province is considered to be Shoumei grade white tea. The soothing body of this tea is smooth and light, with fragrances that range from cinnamon and honey to red dates. This tea can be prepared a wide variety of ways with excellent results. Gongfu style brewing will yield a lighter colored soup and boiling will produce a thick red soup. This tea is very versatile and suitable for further aging or drinking directly.$4.50 – $49.00 Select options
A blend of both white and black tea, Hot Brandy is a completely new style of cake that was born of experimentation. The soup is thick, smooth, and fragrant. It fairs well with both gongfu style and western style brewing. The tea has excellent endurance and can steep for a very long time and can even withstand being simmered or boiled without becoming acrid. Both the white tea and black tea have been sun dried and should age well together. However, this cake is the first of its kind; how it will age is anybody's guess.$4.50 – $27.50 Select options
This blend has a fair amount of aged material in the mix. The smooth and quiet initial steeps of the tea belie a layered complexity with a focus on sweeter Menghai style character. The intense feel of the tea creeps up on feather foot steps and strikes out of nowhere. The aromas have a range from grapes to sweet honey, with a bit of fresh florals from the younger materials. Not the type of tea you would want to chug at work, better to set aside time for a long session. Each cake is 200 grams.$12.60 – $85.00 Select options
The 2018 White Tripel is a blend of white tea that incorporates six different teas from three different provinces. The provinces of Fujian, Yunnan, and Guizhou are all present in the blend. The broad range of materials unite together to form a layered experience of smooth, fragrant sweetness. The Tripel has a complex floral base and creamy texture in the mouth. The flavors evolve from steep to steep as different materials contribute their character. We prefer this tea brewed gongfu style, but it also does well grandpa style or even simmered.
We hope you have the opportunity to try this unique blend of tea. Suitable for aging or immediate drinking.
Each cake is 200 grams.
Free Shipping anywhere on Earth, coupon code: basics The Chocobar Tasting set is a sample set that explores different tea types in a convenient and easy to brew chocolate bar brick shape. The tea types include:$55.00 Add to cart
- Black Tea
- Raw Puer Tea
- Ripe Puer Tea
- White Tea
A blend of raw Puer material that focuses on the light, airy, and sweet. A good transition point between to experience tea with more depth that is not too heavy. Some residual bitterness and astringency will fade with age. Each cake is 200 grams. The wrapper for this cake was a collaboration between white2tea and artist Joe Librandi-Cowan.$9.25 – $62.00 Select options
Free Shipping anywhere on Earth, coupon code: basics Our goal when making the basics set was to offer an affordable crash course in white tea to anyone, anywhere. The set contains eight different white teas; one of each of the following 7 gram single serving mini-cakes:$15.50 Add to cart
- 2016 Shoumei Fuding Fujian White Tea
- 2017 Shoumei Fuding Fujian White Tea
- 2017 Baimudan Fuding Fujian White Tea
- 2017 Gongmei Fuding Fujian White Tea
- 2017 Turtle Dove Yunnan White Tea
- 2018 Turtle Dove Yunnan White Tea
- 2018 Censers Guizhou Baimudan White Tea
- 2018 Lullaby Yunnan Baimudan White Tea
The 2018 Turtle Dove is a pressed white tea from Yunnan. Made from large leaf varietal material, the tea is sun dried, with no machine processing involved. Pressed more loosely than the 2017 brick version. The tea has a thick body, soft mouthfeel, and a unique natural fragrance. This tea is very forgiving with any type of brewing, including gongfu, western, or grandpa style. A perfect white tea to drink daily without much fuss.$4.00 – $28.00 Select options
Old arbor large leaf varietal tea that is usually destined to be made in raw Puer, picked and processed in shaihong style tea with sun drying. We also have a white tea version of the same material.
Arbor red is has an herbaceous fragrance and flavors that often border on medicinal. Sweetness underlies the complex flavors and heavy body of this tea. This is an enduring and heavy black tea best suited for a longer, gongfu style tea session.
The 2019 Milan Maocha is a bit of a misnomer, how can a tea be both maocha [loose tea] and a brick? In this case, the term maocha refers to the Dancong oolong tea being left in its raw form before pressing. We commissioned this production to be left with stems and large leaves for this pressing. The roast is medium-heavy, roasted for 24 hours with the highest temperature at 125 C. The heavier roast will evolve and calm in the coming years, despite having a slight bite at the time of pressing. The brick is incredibly fragrant, with deeper honey and floral flavors emerging throughout the course of a session. This tea is still slightly punchy, but the tea has a complex interplay between the roast and the brighter aspects of a traditional Milan Dancong. Excellent endurance, this tea can be re-steeped for a very long time. Drink now or age as you please. Each brick is 200 grams. Each tong is a bamboo leaf packed with two bricks.$9.80 – $65.00 Select options
This tea is a feature in the 2016 September tea club. The Old Whitey was a special commission for white2tea using large leaf Puer varietal (camellia sinensis assamica), processed as white tea in a similar fashion to Fujian shoumei, that was fully sun dried with no air tunnel drying. The results are a unique and natural tea suitable for drinking now or for further aging. The body of the tea is intensely thick and smooth, with a distinct sweetness and floral scent. Each cake is 100 grams.$20.00 Add to cart
The return of our benchmark blend from 2018. The 2019 Lucky Puppy blend involves a wide range of high end material from several regions. The unique character of this tea is heavy with strength and depth. Lucky Puppy evolves from steep to steep in a gongfu brewing session, displaying a wide array of characteristics and a unique experience. The tea has a powerful aggressive character in earlier steeps, with a lasting huigan and complex returning flavors in the mouth. The later steeps trail off into a smooth, sweet sunset. Drink now or age for the longer term. Each cake is 200 grams.$33.00 – $228.00 Select options
Limited release pressing of very carefully selected huangpian [literally gold flake, the large leaves from Puer production]. High end material with a smooth heavy body and a low undercurrent of intense and well integrated bitterness. Beautiful to drink now or age. Each cake is 200 grams.$28.00 Select options
The 2016 ChocoBar White Tea is a 100g brick, with a shape that is easily breakable for convenient brewing. The brick is made of a blend of Yunnan large leaf varietal white tea that was sun dried. It can be aged or brewed immediately. The soup is soft and thick, with floral aromas and a creamy mouth feel.$15.00 Add to cart
Old arbor large leaf varietal tea that is usually destined to be made in raw Puer, picked and directly sun dried with no machine processing involved. We also have a black tea version of the same material.
Arbor white is deep and complex, thick tea with low tones and a subtle natural feel. This tea has a long development over the course of a session and can be a bit heavy. Not an ideal daily drinker, the Arbor white is better left for occasions where one can immerse themselves in this tea.
A specially commissioned baimudan grade white tea from Guizhou province. We tried and fell in love with this tea in 2017, but were too late to buy any of the material. In the spring of 2018 we had our money in the producers hands before the buds were plucked.
Censers is an elegant white tea with a full bodied smoothness. The tea has a bright and complex fragrance that endures throughout a long session, lingering in the mouth and the cups long after the tea has gone. The fragrances and flavors shift between sweet floral aromas and fresh light fruits. One of our favorite white teas from 2018 spring.
A blend of raw Puer material with character similar to Laobanzhang, without using any actual Laobanzhang material. Though Laobanzhang character is not a singular thing, and can mean literally hundreds of different things, we opted for a tea with a lighter bitterness and more sweetness and internal strength. The tea itself is excellent quality. Despite not being “real” Laobanzhang, it is real tea. Each cake is 200 grams.$23.50 – $160.00 Select options
Smooth, sweet and soft. 2019 inb4 is a high quality blend with classic Yiwu style. Balanced integration of the thick* body, satin softness and lingering sweet flavors in the mouth that define the region. Perfect for long term storage or drinking straight away. Each cake is 200 grams.$26.00 – $179.00 Select options
A blend of raw Puer material with thick rich soup and a long lasting huigan [sweetness in the mouth]. Young astringency and bitterness are both front and center on entry. This tea will continue to get thicker as it calms down from pressing. Each cake is 200 grams.$11.50 – $76.00 Select options
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.$3.75 – $22.00 Select options
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.$3.75 – $23.50 Select options
Free Shipping anywhere on Earth, coupon code: basics The Sister Brother set is a comparison sample set that illustrates the difference in processing styles that can exist between two different people, in this case a sister and brother. The material in the bricks is identical Nannuo mountain material, but each brick was commissioned to be processed by only one person. The sister brick is material processed with a shorter kill green phase at a lower temperature, where as the brother brick is processed with a higher flame and fried for a longer time. These are their natural processing styles as people, I simply told them to process the tea as they normally would and to keep their respective materials separate for pressing. This set is best used in a side by side comparison to see how the person processing a tea can influence the end results of identical material. It should shed light on how much variation can truly occur, not only within a "single origin" tea, but even within a family using identical material from a single tea garden. Each set is 200 grams of raw Puer tea, comprised of two 100g bricks. Though this is an educational set, the tea is pretty damn nice - learning should be fun.$49.00 Select options
Back by popular demand after 2016 & 2017 sold out. Nightlife is a bud heavy, high grade production of yueguangbai [moonlight white] style tea, commissioned from large leaf varietal material usually destined for raw Puer tea. The tea has a heavy, creamy mouth feel with an airy sweetness and aroma. An enduring white tea with distinct character.
Back by popular demand after 2016 sold out in a flash. Nightlife is a bud heavy, high grade production of yueguangbai [moonlight white] style tea, commissioned from large leaf varietal material usually destined for raw Puer tea. The tea has a heavy, creamy mouth feel with an airy sweetness and aroma.$4.70 – $35.00 Select options
A blend of raw Puer material from Yiwu region. When we first made this blend in 2014, we wrote "This tier of tea rarely sees the light of day in the open market," and we sincerely mean that. Not a blend we would recommend for beginners. The traits that make this tea special are often not apparent to most new Puer drinkers. We will not be making this exact blend next year. Each cake is 357 grams. The per gram price and cake price of this tea are identical to facilitate people buying less than a full cake with no mark up.$32.80 – $469.00 Select options
The return of our classic Yunnan black tea. Made from large leaf varietal material, the tea is sun dried, with no machine processing involved. The tea is smooth, with a very thick body, and a soft natural fragrance. A crowd favorite across all types of tea drinkers. Drink now or age a few years before drinking.$4.70 – $35.00 Select options