Pressed from our maocha reserves, this tea was dry stored tightly sealed since 2014 and pressed in spring 2019. Entrancing aromatics and an emerging smooth character, the years have tempered the green youth out of the Undercover. Intense lingering huigan [returning sweetness] and bold flavor with an enduring core. Perfect for those seeking a high quality tea with a bit of age to drink right away, though this tea will benefit from further aging as you please. Each cake is 200 grams.$16.00 – $109.00 Select options
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
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.
A new version of our 2015 blend, the 2019 If You're Reading This. The soup is smooth, with a sweet floral and fruity huigan [returning sweetness] that lasts long after the session is over. This is an adjusted version from the original blend, but has a majority of the same base material, with the addition of two new regions. There is an improved depth of character and complexity that take the original blend in a new direction. Excellent tea for the price, with potential to age or perfect for fresh sheng lovers. Each cake is 200 grams.$8.35 – $55.00 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
Back by popular demand, the 2018 Natural Redhead is 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. Drink now or age a few years before drinking.$4.70 – $35.00 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
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
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
The return of an old favorite, with a new blend; the 2019 Grandpa's was hand pressed in 2019. Our Grandpa's ripe Puer tea is a 7 gram ball that is blended with the intention that you will not handle it with care. Meant to be tossed into a cup, mug, or thermos and brewed grandpa style with very little attention. Just a quick boiling rinse, add boiling water and enjoy. The Grandpa's has a smooth body and a classic heavy bodied shu character that has legs. Each purchase is for one ~ 7 gram ball.$0.75 Add to cart
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
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
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
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 heavy natural feel. This tea has a long development over the course of a session and can be powerful. Not an ideal daily drinker, the Arbor white is better left for occasions where one can immerse themselves in this tea.
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
The 2019 Dangerfield was blended with an intention of being a poor man's Naka. The tea is extremely fragrant and smooth with an astonishing huigan [lingering sweetness]. The complex aroma and sweetness shift from steep to steep. This is a blend that punches far above its weight. An excellent value and a great candidate for both veteran Puer drinkers and people who want to take the plunge into the raw Puer ocean. Each cake is 200 grams.$7.50 – $49.00 Select options
The new edition of our popular daily Puer tea to fit any budget. Like our 2018 Splendid, the 2019 has a strong huigan [lasting sweetness] and punchy flavor. This year's blend has the addition of a new region which adds another layer of complexity to the tea. A punchy, young tea with flavor to spare and blended to be wallet friendly. Each cake is 200 grams.$4.50 – $28.00 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
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
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 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
Our 2019 Marion is a commissioned yueguangbai, which is a shade dried white tea from Yunnan province. This production was made entirely of old arbor tea that is usually destined to be raw Puer tea. If you are accustomed to drinking yueguangbai teas with a bud heavy picking standard, you may notice that this tea has a lot of larger leaves; this is because when you make an old arbor tea you want to pick whatever the trees are giving and not waste a bit. The 2019 Conversation Pt.2 is the same material, but sun dried. The first white tea production this farmer has ever made. Natural processing of very high quality material which have yielded an entrancing white tea with complex flavor and aroma. Sweet, supple and a joy to drink. Each cake is 200 grams.$11.60 – $78.00 Select options
Also referred to as Zhengshan Xiaozhong and Lapsang Souchong, this is a classic black tea from Wuyi in Fujian province. The character of the Pine Sap Lapsang has well integrated smoke with a savory character. Excellent tea for people who like a touch of smokey character, but don't want it to be the dominant feature of their Lapsang. Each purchase is for 25g of tea.$7.00 Read more
The 2019 Astro Kittens is for bitter lovers. Bitterness that is extremely heavy, yet integrated with a complexity that few bitter teas offer. Depth, heavy feeling and a slight internal smokiness that flits over the tide of an intensely bitter body. Heavy enough to crush the spirits of most aspiring young sheng drinkers. Will age beautifully in the long term, or drink now and go to space, kitties. Each cake is 200 grams.$21.50 – $148.00 Select options
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 a rich, full body. The aromas of the tea evolve through the session and vary greatly from the tea pitcher to the tea soup and the leaves. Each purchase is for 25g of tea.$7.00 Add to cart
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 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
Also referred to as Zhengshan Xiaozhong and Lapsang Souchong, this is a classic black tea from Wuyi in Fujian province. Our Smoked Lapsang uses a method of pine smoking that will resonate with peated whisky lovers. The smoke lays heavy atop the deeper flavors of the tea which unfold over the course of many steeps. A rich and bold tea with an intense profile. Each purchase is for 25g of tea.$9.50 Add to cart
The 2019 Modern Witch is the most ambitious shu Puer blend we have made to date. A blend of several of our own small batch Puer teas, this blend has been a few years in the making, from raw material, through fermentation, to aging and blending. A well integrated, full bodied bitterness with a sweet balance and aroma. Drink now or age for a few years to experience these materials coming together. Each cake is 200 grams.$7.50 – $49.00 Select options
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
This tea is more of a personal production; a few kilograms of scraped together astronomically priced Yiwu. I wouldn't really recommend this tea for people who are new to drinking raw Puer. (under several years or so) The reasons this tea is phenomenal are not "slap in the face obvious", but it is unbelievably comforting to drink, like sweet silk covering your throat and stomach. Drink this tea if you are deep into Yiwu and have the budget, otherwise pretend you never saw this and buy the 2019 inb4 instead. It is a much better value and also a very high end Yiwu raw Puer. Each cake is 200 grams.$49.00 – $349.00 Select options
Limited release cake of intolerably bitter raw Puer from your favorite budget tea company, white2tea. Only for true lovers of unbelievable bitterness. You'll wonder "how is this much bitterness even possible?!" Don't worry friends, we wonder the same. Each cake is 200 grams.$28.00 Select options
The 2019 Dripd O'Bitters is a blend of shu Puer tea with well aged chenpi. We selected an aged production of chenpi to accentuate the medicinal, bitter qualities of the blend with an aroma of deep citrus. The result is a rich, smooth concoction of shu Puer tea and chenpi that is likely different from any tea you have ever tried. Each cake is 200 grams.$5.85 – $37.50 Select options
Our 2019 Nightfall is a commissioned yueguangbai, which is a shade dried white tea from Yunnan province. This production was made entirely of old arbor tea that is usually destined to be raw Puer tea. If you are accustomed to drinking yueguangbai teas with a bud heavy picking standard, you may notice that this tea has a lot of larger leaves; this is because when you make an old arbor tea you want to pick whatever the trees are giving and not waste a bit of it. This tea has a thick enduring aroma and flavor with a hefty, silky body. A beautiful cake that any lover of white teas must try. Each cake is 200 grams.$9.80 – $65.00 Select options
Juicy thick bodied tea with huigan [lasting sweetness] and plenty of flavor. The 2019 duh is well balanced and suitable for new raw Puer drinkers who would like to try higher quality tea or veteran drinkers who are searching for high quality fresh sheng on a reasonable budget. Each cake is 200 grams.$14.50 – $98.00 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.
The 2019 The People's Champ is a shu Puer blend with big value. The blend has excellent balance of fragrance, body and flavor but without the price tag to match. It is solid, sweet and smooth, blended with plenty of our own aged material to balance the freshness of a shu Puer and make it immediately enjoyable. If you're searching for a blend for daily drinking that punches above its weight, pick The Champ. Each cake is 200 grams.$3.60 – $22.00 Select options
A mini one session ball made with our Lumber Slut blend. 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 purchase is for one ~ 7 gram ball.$0.75 Add to cart
The 2019 The Great Divide is a shu Puer blend with a heavy, full throttle bitterness. The thick soup is smooth and cooling with a long lasting bitterness in the mouth. Ready to drink now, but will continue to age towards medicinal, woody character over the coming years. Each cake is 200 grams.$5.80 – $37.50 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
This black tea was made with varietals that are usually destined to be made as Dancong oolong, the majority of which are Milan (honey orchid) varietal from Guangdong province. The Milan Red is a black tea with an intense aromatic range from the steeped leaf to the cup. Long lingering fragrances and sweetness define this unique tea. Each purchase is for 25 grams.$6.50 Add to cart
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
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
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
A full 200g cake of this tea will be featured in our June tea club. Join before May 31st to be a part of the club! The latest version of our lauded 2018 Green Hype. The 2019 Green Hype has a significant amount of aged material in the blend to smooth it out from the start. A formidable thickness and full bodied mouthfeel with an intense huigan [the lingering sweetness in the mouth after drinking a tea]. Excellent daily drinking raw Puer with plenty of intrigue and character to keep you engaged from cup to cup. Age or chug immediately as you please. Each cake is 200 grams.$5.90 – $38.00 Select options
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