The 2019 Turtle Dove is a pressed white tea from Yunnan. Made from large leaf varietal material that is sun dried with no machine processing involved. Our classic white tea has a thick body, soft mouthfeel, and a unique natural fragrance. Sweet and succulent with plenty of endurance for re-steeping. 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
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
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 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
Our Mini Redhead is a single serving version of our popular Natural Redhead; a pressed black tea from Yunnan, made in a dianhong style. 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. Each mini cake is 7 grams, each purchase is for one mini cake.$1.50 Add to cart
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
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
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
Old arbor large leaf varietal tea that is usually destined to be made in raw Puer, picked and processed into shaihong style tea with sun drying.
Sugar Rush has a thick, rich sweetness and thick body. The development of flavor and fragrance over the course of a session is complex and engaging, with an underlying sweetness carrying throughout. This is an enduring and heavy black tea best suited for a longer, gongfu style tea session.
This tea was produced in 2018 by hand roasting tea with a traditional technique of bamboo tea pressing. The aromatics of the bamboo and the flame of the roast have mingled with the bright aromas of the fresh, bud heavy white tea to make a very unique experience. It has a complex interplay of fragrance, sweetness and smoothness. This tea was roasted in the tips of the bamboo stalks, with 80 grams of tea per piece. Rather than break them up for a 25g sample, we will be selling them directly as a whole piece. Each purchase is for 80 grams.$23.50 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 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.
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 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
The 2017 white tea is made in a natural white style. The tea has minimal processing, picked and sun dried. This tea was processed from tea that is usually destined for raw Puer from the Mengsong mountain range in Yunnan. The Sunlight White is sweet and soft, with a full range of leaves contributing to its depth. It is wispy and easy to drink with a natural character and a light floral fragrance. Perfect to drink now, but could be aged as well. Each purchase is for 50 grams.$7.50 Add to cart
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
A minit 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.
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
The Berry Malt Black is made from Puer large leaf varietal material, but is processed as dianhong black tea. The tea has been processed naturally and sun dried. Berry Malt Black has a malty complexity and sweetness with a subtle floral character. The tea has solid endurance and a medium body. Easy to drink all day without being overwhelming. Each purchase is for 50g of tea.$6.50 Add to cart
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
This tea was a feature in the 2016 July tea club. The A&P is a pressed black tea, suitable for aging in the short term. Intentionally processed on the lighter side with traditional sun drying, this black tea has deeper chocolate flavors. This tea was a special commission for white2tea using large leaf Puer varietal. Each cake is 100 grams.$21.00 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
The 2017 Natural Redhead is a pressed black tea from Yunnan, made in the dianhong style. 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. Drink now or age a few years before drinking. This tea has been tested and passed the test for 440 of the pesticides and herbicides on the EU MRL list.$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.
Old arbor large leaf varietal tea that is usually destined to be made in raw Puer, picked and processed into dianhong 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 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 Add to cart
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
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 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
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
Our 2016 production of a favorite we first sold in 2014. This black tea is made from Xigui material normally used in high end raw Puer production. The Xigui black tea is soft, elegant, and ethereal. Very limited production from the spring 2016. Each package contains 25 grams of tea.$24.50 Add to cart
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
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 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
The Auburn first flush was a crowd favorite from last year's tea club (and there will be a small sample coming in the 2018 June tea club as well!). The aroma is floral and complex, with a depth of fragrance that endures from steep to steep, evolving as the tea progresses through a session. The sweet body of the tea and its deep inherent smoothness make for a rich experience. This is one of our favorite high quality Fujian black teas; made with a focus on fragrance and quality over visual appearance. Each purchase is for 50g of tea.$19.50 Add to cart
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