The 2018 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 also medium-heavy, roasted for 24 hours with the highest temperature at 125 C. We wanted a heavier roast that could 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. 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
One of our favorite blends of ripe Puer for 2018, Smoove Cocoa is suitable for any style of brewing. An engaging and balanced tea with a complex flavor profile and a silky smoove body. An ideal shou for both new and veteran Puer drinkers alike. Drink immediately or age as you please. Each cake is 200 grams.$4.00 – $25.00 Select options
Flap Jacks raw was pressed in 2018. Each flap jack is roughly 7 grams, with 7 flapjacks in each short stack. Conveniently pressed into an easy single steep shape, the tea is still young and astringent as one would expect from a fresh raw Puer tea. The tea has a punchy fresh fragrance and sweetness. Don't let the cute shape fool you, this tea is just as engaging as its larger counterparts. Price is per shortstack of 7.$6.50 Add to cart
A new version of our popular 2017 Big Green Hype. This 2018 Green Hype has a formidable thickness and full bodied mouthfeel. The tea is sweet and boasts an intense huigan [the lingering sweetness in the mouth after drinking a tea]. Drink this tea young if you don't mind a touch of aggression in your tea, otherwise age for a bit to smooth out the edges. Each cake is 200 grams.$5.90 – $38.00 Select options
Elegant, sweet and fragrant. One of our most complex blends of the spring. The floral aromas and juicy character of this tea lull the drinker into an ease of drinking that masks the potency of this tea. Suitable to drink now or age as desired. Each cake is 200 grams.$21.50 – $148.00 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
A 2018 remake of our 2017 Swinedog 76. Very potent tea with a strong bitterness and body feel with distinct character. It takes several steeps to gain momentum and then begins punishing everything and everyone foolish enough to get in its way. Each cake is 200 grams.$18.50 – $139.00 Select options
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 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
Ghosts has a base of Menghai character blended with several other areas. Youthful and brash with a balance between astringency, bitterness and sweetness. Complex fragrance and character for a tea in this price range. Suitable for long term aging. Each cake is 200 grams.$8.90 – $59.00 Select options
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
The most complex blend of 2018, involving a wide range of high end material from several regions. The unique character of this tea is heavy with strength. 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 depth of returning flavor. The later steeps trail off into smooth sweetness and can be resteeped many times. Drink now or age if you can keep your hands off this puppy. Each cake is 200 grams.$33.00 – $228.00 Select options
Stab your personal demons in the face with this blend of high end huangpian [the large leaves of raw Puer production]. Thick, enduring tea with residual youthful astringency and bitterness. Age or drink now as your inner demon slayer desires. Each cake is 200 grams.$5.00 – $32.00 Select options
“Nobody needs to go anywhere else. We are all, if we only knew it, already there. If I only knew who in fact I am, I should cease to behave as what I think I am; and if I stopped behaving as what I think I am, I should know who I am. What in fact I am, if only the Manichee I think I am would allow me to know it, is the reconciliation of yes and no lived out in total acceptance and the blessed experience of Not-Two. In religion all words are dirty words. Anybody who gets eloquent about Buddha, or God, or Christ, ought to have his mouth washed out with carbolic soap.” - Aldous Huxley Each cake is 200 grams.$30.00 – $208.00 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.
(this again) Snoozefest is a limited edition blend of tea (only 100 cakes) that we would normally sell for over $40 per cake, however, we are selling it for $15 for each 200 gram cake ($75 per 1kg tong). 'Tis the season for hype, generosity and laughter. No samples. First come, first serve. Drink now or age for the long haul. All love.$15.00 Select options
The Black Meizhan is a black tea processed using a meizhan varietal usually used for oolong tea. It is has a bright, flowery profile that is akin to some wuyi oolong teas, but with the soft smoothness of a black tea. An interesting experimental black tea from Fujian province. Each purchase is for 50g of tea.$9.50 Read more
Free Shipping anywhere on Earth, coupon code: basics Our goal when making the basics set was to offer an affordable crash course in Puer tea to anyone, anywhere. The set contains the following four 100 gram mini-cakes:$49.50 Add to cart
- 2018 Spring Raw Puer Tea
- 2017 Autumn Raw Puer Tea
- 2018 Huangpian
- 2014 Aged Raw Puer Tea
Pressed in 2018. The return of our much loved 2017 Waffles blend. A shou Puer tea with an easily approachable character, pressed into a convenient waffle pattern that can be broken apart without the use of a tea needle. An excellent everyday ripe Puer tea, with a soft sweetness and a smooth warming body. A well balanced ripe Puer tea for beginners or veteran drinkers alike. Each cake is 200 grams of tea.$2.20 – $16.50 Select options
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.
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.
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
Our Year of the Dog cake has a heavy and layered aroma that is potent and ever-present within the soup of the tea. An extremely smooth young tea with complex top notes and sweetness that will eventually age into a honey like body. A very comfortable tea to drink young or age. Each cake is 200 grams.$28.00 – $195.00 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.
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
Smoove Cocoa Minis are a mini version of the 2018 Smoove Cocoa. They were pressed in 2018. Eachminiis roughly 7 grams, with 7 minis in each stack. One of our favorite blends of ripe Puer for 2018, Smoove Cocoa is suitable for any style of brewing. An engaging and balanced tea with a complex flavor profile and a silky smoove body. An ideal shou for both new and veteran Puer drinkers alike. Drink immediately or age as you please. Price is per shortstack of seven minis.$8.00 Add to cart
Lumber Slut was pressed in 2018. The return of our heralded woody blend from 2017. Blended to favor the dense flavors of petrichor and wood, this style of ripe Puer is focused on unfolding as an experience with notes of camphor and lower umber toned tastes. Will benefit from further aging, but if you're down for what this tea is offering, we suspect you can drink it straight away without flinching. Each cake is 200 grams of tea.$2.50 – $19.00 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.
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
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.$18.50 Add to cart
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.
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
Also referred to as Zhengshan Xiaozhong and Lapsang Souchong, this is a classic black tea from Wuyi in Fujian province. While some modern versions of this tea are smoked, the traditional version is processed with no smoke. It has naturally occurring flavors of yams and pine, with a rich body. Each purchase is for 50g of tea.$14.50 Read more
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
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
Flap Jacks ripe was pressed in 2018. Each flap jack is roughly 7 grams, with 7 flapjacks in each short stack. This blend of ripe Puer is suitable for any style of brewing. It has a sweet flavor and inviting fragrance that make it a solid daily drinker for new and veteran Puer drinkers alike. Soothing and smooth, a lovely ripe blend. The easy to steep shape makes it an ideal tea to grab on the go. Price is per shortstack of 7.$5.50 Add to cart
Free Shipping anywhere on Earth, coupon code: basics Our goal when making this tea terroir set was to offer an affordable educational experience with single origin ripe Puer tea. The set contains the following four regions, each with a100 gram mini-cake:$69.50 Add to cart
- Lincang / Mengku
- Lancang / Jingmai
Unique fragrance and sweetness with depth throughout the session. Heavy body feel and distinct character. The flavors of each steep recur and transform in the mouth with a lingering sweetness and aftertaste. We would recommend for more experienced Puer tea drinkers. We also recommend drinking this tea when you have a bit of free time to experience the time between steeps with focused attention. Each cake is 200 grams.$39.00 – $269.00 Select options
The 2018 Pretty Girls Ripe Puer Tea from white2tea is a newly improved upon nod to our sold out 2015 blend. The blend has a beautiful aroma. If one were to try and place it in a broad category in might be a pulling a hot tray of freshly baked cherry danishes from a wood-fired oven type, but we will leave that up to you. Pretty Girls quickly proceeds into sweet shou territory after the rinse. The velvety texture of the soup and complex flavors develop over the coming steeps and eventually settle into a soft sweet profile that can be infused over and over. Drink immediately or age as your prefer.$4.90 – $39.00 Select options
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.
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