This introspective white pu-erh is grown and produced in Yunnan Province by Master Li Shu Lin, an ethnically Ahka minority, whose family has spent many generations living on Nannuo Mountain in Duoyi Village. Mr. Li, whose father was a Tea Master, spent 20 years learning and working at the famously historic Menghai Tea Factory. Since 2000, he has been utilizing all of his knowledge, creating new techniques for producing his own small batch tea. The trees on his farm have never been sprayed, or had the aid of soil additives and fertilizers. These beyond organic trees grow naturally as they would in the wild.
This white tea is made from the large leaf camellia assamica varietal grown in Yunnan and is crafted to resemble Fujianese Bai Mu Dan, where a high ratio of buds to leaves are plucked together. The tea is air dried as opposed to being cooked. This year’s harvest presents a cozy and mellow sweetness reminiscent of hay, malt, wood, and dried fruit. This tea is a good step into the energy (qi) that pu-erh has to offer. The leaves are very tolerant to high temperatures, and longer steepings.
Tastes Include: Wheatgrass, Dried Persimmon, Earthy