Bai Long Xu (White Dragon Whiskers)

Yunnan White Tea Cake 100g 2023

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

Available at a discount when you buy a full stack of 5 cakes (details below).


22 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

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 amino acids. The infusion is a bright, light apricot color, and the permeating aroma will accompany you through the last cup.

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.

Full Stack Discount

This compressed tea cake traditionally comes in a stacked tong of 5 cakes tightly wrapped in bamboo for transport and storage. If you’re looking to buy in bulk, tongs of Bai Long Xu (White Dragon Whiskers) are available to you at a 5% discount in their original bamboo packaging. To get this full tong discount, add the five (5) Bai Long Xu cakes to your cart, then click the 5% discount coupon that appears on the bottom of the cart page (or the top of the checkout page).

The bamboo wrapping of the tong protects the tea cakes from breakage and insulates them from external odors and excess moisture while remaining breathable. To open a tong, untuck the ends of each individual bamboo tie from the loop below it, then untwist the two ends from each other. The single knot in the tie can then be undone. Then it will easily loosen and come unwound from the tong. Your individually paper-wrapped cakes will be inside.

Bai Long Xu (White Dragon Whiskers) 2023 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