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White Tea

White Tea

White teas capture a moment in spring, and feature some of the freshest harvest flavors and aromas. Their distinguishing feature, a covering of fine, downy white hair, adds a sweetness to the tea.

Our Silver Needle, the most famous white, is made using the traditional “Bai Hao” cultivar with flavors of melon, peach, and fresh apricot.

White Tea
  •  White Peony - Bai Mu Dan

    White Peony - Bai Mu Dan

    The FuAn area, in Fujian Province, is famous for its white tea made using the Da Hao cultivar. This white is one of the most natural of teas due to in its method of processing. Picked, withered, and dried, the leaves are presented as they naturally...
    Harvested wild - tastes of melon, grape, herbs

  • Aged White Peony - Rare

    Aged White Peony - Rare

    Harvested in the spring of 2001, this aged White Peony was grown in Zhenghe County. When Silk Road Teas purchased this lot, it was rated as highest-grade leaf (known as Zhending Big White - cultivar Zhenghe Da Bai). The bushes are members of the Da Hao...
    Clean, deep naturally sweet, herbaceous notes. Harvested 2001

  • Aged White Peony Cake

    Aged White Peony Cake

    White teas made from cultivars in Fuding County have long been recognized as excellent choices for aging tea leaves and pressing into cakes. They taste great and age very well. This is a classic cake using leaves of the famous Da Hao cultivar. Cake is...
    Herbaceous, notes of sweet melon, light grassy flavor
  • Big White

    Big White

    Big White is an exceptional, handmade "fresh" white tea grown in Fujian Province. This is a tea not typically sold outside of its area as it is made in very small lots and consumed locally. This white has a very evident, pleasing flavor as, in this case,...
    Herbaceous, notes of stone fruit.

  • Drum Mountain White Cloud - Gu Shan Bai Yuan

    Drum Mountain White Cloud - Gu Shan Bai Yuan

    Grown at the higher elevations of the Guo Shan Mountains along the coast of Fujian Province, this tea was made popular by Buddhist monks who cultivated fields surrounding their monastery. In time, the tea became a source of revenue to support the...
    Flavors of honey, smooth, round mouth feel.

  • Silver Needle - Yin Zhen

    Silver Needle - Yin Zhen

    Yin Zhen is a variety of remarkable and ethereal Chinese teas made with exacting skill in harvesting and processing. In its pure form and most traditional form, YinZhen or Silver Needle, is made of tender spring buds from a cultivar historic to Fujian...
    Silky smooth, flavors of apricot & honeysuckle
  • Silver Needle - Yinzhen

    Silver Needle - Yinzhen

    Yin Zhen is a variety of remarkable and ethereal Chinese teas made with an exacting skill in plucking, handling, and processing. A delicacy, it is made using a fine pluck standard in which only buds are harvested. We think this lot captures the...
    Early spring flavors of fresh apricots & honey.

  • organic Organic

    White Peony - Organic Bai Mu Dan

    Perhaps the most natural of China's teas - White Peony is a mix of early spring pluck leaves offering vibrant colors and a range of flavors from grapes to honeysuckle and nectar.Our White Peony (traditional name Bai Mu Dan) is grown...
    Organic, vibrant colors, flavors of melon & honey.

  • organic Organic

    White Peony Organic Sachets

    Select, early-pick organically grown leaves and silver buds offer nuanced tastes and spring's freshness. We chose to mill the leaves minimally to preserve the integrity of the leaf and better preserve its sweet, natural flavors. The leaves will steep to...
    Spring fresh notes of melon and herbs