Bai Long Xu (White Dragon Whiskers)

Yunnan White Tea 2023

A Yunnan white tea made entirely with hand-picked buds from Yunnan’s large-leaf tea trees and packed with nutrients. Naturally sun-dried to create a very smooth character. Brews a light apricot-colored, highly aromatic tea with a complex finish.

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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-smelling 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.

Bai Long Xu (White Dragon Whiskers) 2023 brewing guidelines

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