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HEIRLOOM (DA BAI) - JINGGU WHITE TEA BRICK

$88.00

  • Featuring notes of clover honey, dried persimmon (Hoshigaki) and subtle hints of aromatic pipe tobacco.

     

    Tea Info

    Type:  White Tea

    Origin:  Yangta, Jinggu, Yunnan, China

    GPS:  23.7° N  100.6°E, alt. 1700m - 1800m

    Harvest:  summer 2020

    Brewing Suggestions:

    We find that boiling or close to boiling water extracts beautiful aromas from these these very thick, resilient tea leaves.  Water at origin boils at close to 93°C, which seems to us like a perfect temperature for this tea.  We recommend brewing it gong fu style.

    Water:  108ml

    Tea:  5g

    Time:  35"

    Steeps:  >10

     

    A Qing Dynasty Garden and a Heirloom Tea Trees

    Jinggu is located north of Menghai and South of Dali.  Nesting in stunning mountains, it is both the ancestral home of Yi people and the origin for the Da Bai (大白) tea trees.  These heirlooms, treasured at least since the Qing Dynasty, have particularly thick leaves covered in ‘white down’, which makes them ideal to handcraft white tea.  

    This garden in Yangta, Jinggu, was planted over 400 years ago.  In the 1800’s, it’s tea was sent as tribute to Beijing.  Over the past 1/2 century, the land tea trees have been managed by the Yi nation.

    We visited Jinggu in 2011; you may remember our earliest versions of White Moonlight and Silver Needles coming from this place.  We are thrilled to get our hands on Jinggu tea again,

    Expect a white tea packed with flavours of tropical fruits, and the characteristic honey aftertaste of white moonlight.

     

  • Tea Bar Hours

    SUN 12:00PM - 7:00PM
    MON - THURS 12:00PM - 6:00PM
    FRI - SAT 12:00PM - 8:00PM
     

    Location

    2208 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
    1.604.558.0500

     

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