Bai Long Xu (White Dragon Whiskers)

White Puer Cake 100g 2022

A small white puer tea cake made entirely from hand-picked buds with high nutritional content. Naturally sun-dried to create a very smooth character. Brews a light apricot-colored, highly aromatic tea with a complex finish.

The massive tea buds of 2022’s harvest are covered in a soft down that shines like velvet. Slow-brewing yet incredibly persistent, this infusion has plenty of depth in the apricot character often found in Baiyingshan sheng puer and the dried rose note of Yunnan’s black tea, along with a soft mossy and honeysuckle-like sweetness all its own.

$50.00

18 in stock


Tea Origin
Baiying Mountain, Lincang City, Yunnan Province, China

Tea Bush
Yunnan Dayezhong (Yunnan Large Leaf Heirloom Tea Tree)

Tea Maker
Chen Keke and Li Dong

Harvest Time
Mid-March

Plucking Standard
One bud

Very large young tea buds from Baiyingshan give this tea its poetic name from their very long, curving shape and the pale color of their coats of downy fuzz. They yield a rich, sweet, and complex brew with an aroma like a bunch of fresh-picked flowers, due in part to their high concentration of sweet-smelling amino acids. The infusion is a bright, light apricot color, and the permeating aroma will accompany you through the last cup. Puer tea drinkers of all kinds will find something to like about this tea.

This is tea exclusively made from young tea buds, which was once a tribute tea made only for the imperial court. Just like high-quality green tea, the buds for this tea are picked in the early spring before the Qing Ming Festival around April 25th.

No chemical fertilizer, pesticide, or herbicide was used in the production of this tea. Click here to read more about our promise to fair trade and the environment.

Bai Long Xu (White Dragon Whiskers) 2022 brewing guidelines

Break off a small piece from cake (learn how)

5 grams (2 Tb) tea

12 oz 100°C (212ºF) water

3 min. first infusion

At least 5 infusions: 3, 3, 5, 8, 10 minutes