Big White is an exceptional, handmade "fresh" white tea grown on a small farm in Fujian Province far from the usual areas known for producing high-grade white teas. Using traditional farming methods (therefore organic but not certified), the tea maker used the Mei Zhan varietal to craft this white, bringing a tea to the market with unusual range of aromas and depth of flavors. As this varietal is slow growing, the leaf is potent and, with skillful processing, the result is a rich mouth feel and leaves that yield multiple steeps. (We recommend brief steeps for best taste.) One will note rich herbaceous flavors, some stone fruit notes and a minerally aftertaste that is very pleasing. Clearly, the "round" mouth feel and lingering sweet notes lovers of white teas appreciate and are characteristic of the white class are evident but the tea maker has pushed them further using the native strength of the varietal to create a bigger and richer white-tea taste. This year's "Big White" offering is a one-of-a-kind taste experience. Lot # W-9
Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Supporting adults with disabilities
Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.
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