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
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
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.
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
Stored in dry/natural conditions in Fujian before moving to Guangdong in 2019, 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. Thick bodied aged white tea with strong sweetness and wide array of floral and fruity fragrances. The 2014 Gongmei brick is very versatile; brew it Western style, gongfu style or boil the leaves. Suitable for further aging or drinking directly. Each brick is 500 grams.$6.00 – $109.00 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
A mini cake of our high grade baimudan [white peony] Lullaby white tea from Yunnan.
Lullaby is fruity, sweet, fresh and bright. Well balanced white tea with a soft mouthfeel, intriguing fragrance and plenty of flavor to keep you coming back for one more cup.Each mini cake is 7 grams, each purchase is for one mini cake.
The 2019 Gore of the Forest is a complex blend of many disparate materials that unite together in an engaging experience of pithy fragrance, flavor and feeling. The weighty body of the tea is full of surprises, evolving from steep to steep throughout a long gongfu session. Drink now or age for the long haul. Each cake is 200 grams.$21.80 – $149.00 Select options
Stored in dry/natural conditions in Fujian until pressing in 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 body of this tea has a heavy sweetness and beautiful array of fragrances, with a slightly youthful crispness when pushed. This tea is very versatile and suitable for further aging or drinking directly. Each cake is 360 grams.$5.25 – $59.00 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
Our 2019 Conversation Pt.2 is a commissioned sun dried white tea from Yunnan province. This production was made entirely of old arbor tea that is usually destined to be raw Puer tea. This is the same material as the 2019 Marion, but with the difference of sun versus shade drying. The first white tea production this farmer has ever made. Natural processing of very high quality material which resulted in a truly wonderful white tea with complex flavor and aroma. Sweet, supple and a joy to drink now. Each cake is 200 grams.$11.60 – $78.00 Select options
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
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.
The Fade brick is a raw Puer tea, pressed in 2016 using 2015 Yiwu Huangpian [the largest leaf in Puer processing] material. While huangpian are often considered to be inexpensive, the quality of the material in this blend is very high. The tea is sweet and thick. There is a slight sour note in the tea which will give way to honey and smoothness with further aging. We also feel this tea has a strong body feeling, though that varies from person to person. Suitable to drink now or age for the long haul. There are 5 bricks per 1 kilogram tong.$4.60 – $29.00 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.
Our 2019 Tiltshift is an extremely bud heavy picking of yueguangbai, which is a shade dried white tea from Yunnan province. This is a light and easy to drink white tea with a smooth body and sweet aftertaste. The aroma is soft and inviting, as is the tea. Each cake is 200 grams.$5.00 – $32.00 Select options
The 2019 Well Well is a high quality blend of raw Puer from several regions. An intense blend that is contradictory in its character, shifting between elegant and ruthless. Plenty of subtle aspects to pick apart over the course of many sessions; we recommend this as a tea for people with several years of experience drinking Puer. Drink now or store as you please. Each cake is 200 grams.$18.90 – $129.00 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
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.$23.00 Add to cart
The 2013 Baimudan [White Peony] is a white tea from Fujian province. The tea is very bud heavy. It has a fresh fragrance, gently transitioning into middle age; wispy, floral and soft. The Baimudan white tea has been aged a few years; it can be aged further or steeped now. Each purchase is for 50 grams.$14.50 Read more
Free Shipping anywhere on Earth, coupon code: basics The Tea Terroir Raw Puer Sample Set includes four 100 gram cakes from the following regions:$69.50 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
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.$4.00 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 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 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.$14.00 Add to cart
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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
Our 2019 Tiltshift is an extremely bud heavy picking of. yueguangbai, which is a shade dried white tea from Yunnan province. This is a light and easy to drink white tea with a smooth body and sweet aftertaste. The aroma is soft and inviting, as is the tea. A lovely daily drinker. Each purchase is for one ~ 7 gram ball.$1.35 Add to cart
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.