Sanxia White Tea

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
White Tea Leaves
Flavors
Citrusy, Cream, Creamy, Drying, Earth, Flowers, Ginger, Grass, Hay, Honey, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Lychee, Malt, Metallic, Mineral, Oats, Orange, Orange Zest, Osmanthus, Rose, Rosehips, Salt, Smooth, Spearmint, Tangy, Wheat
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Organic
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  • “I wish I had bought a larger package of this winter 2020 harvest Taiwanese white tea so I could have more to play around with. It takes boiling water with no issue whatsoever. The liquor is a bit...” Read full tasting note
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Hand-pinched from a heritage variety cultivar named Qin Xin Gan Zhong, this tea is rare, delicate and smooth. The cultivar’s name has a character for a kind of fragrant orange included in it and that flavor is on full display in this tea. The first steeps are classic sweet and subtle white before opening up in later steeps to a flavor note somewhere around the meeting point of ginger and orange. Gentle, smooth and golden, this white tea is sure to become the favorite of many.

Produced at a partner farm only 20 minutes from downtown Taipei in one of the oldest tea growing areas of Taiwan, the tea is made in the traditional way by a tea master in his 80s. Each leaf is plucked by hand (no finger blades are even used!) and each batch of tea is tiny. This style of tea production is extremely rare and we are happy to support farmers still making tea in this old, delicate style.

Produced at the same garden as our Sanxia Black and Sanxia Green Teas. You can try them all together here.

Elevation: 400m

Status: Organic Certified

Cultivar: Qingxin Gan Zhong

Season: Spring 2019

Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch

Oxidization: 100%

Region: Sanxia, New Taipei City

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gong Fu Style: 5g per 100ml, ~95C(205f) water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 3-4 steeps.

Western Style: 5g per 100ml, ~95C(205f) water for 1-2 minute. Lasts 2-3 steeps

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I wish I had bought a larger package of this winter 2020 harvest Taiwanese white tea so I could have more to play around with. It takes boiling water with no issue whatsoever. The liquor is a bit drying and the flavor a little lacking early, with watery notes of hay, oats, orange, ginger, beeswax, canned lychee syrup. Longer, hotter steeps develop more juiciness and creamy-smooth heft, while a deep orange character comes to the fore. Is this similar to what white tea stuffed mandarins taste like? Check out the wet leaves: they’re pretty small, rounded and many with blunted tips.

I want to boil this tea so bad. And grandpa it. And brew a big pot of it.

Flavors: Citrusy, Cream, Creamy, Drying, Earth, Flowers, Ginger, Grass, Hay, Honey, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Lychee, Malt, Metallic, Mineral, Oats, Orange, Orange Zest, Osmanthus, Rose, Rosehips, Salt, Smooth, Spearmint, Tangy, Wheat

Tiffany :)

Oooh this tea sounds very nice! :D

derk

Longer steeps tastes a lot like a dongfang meiren aka Oriental Beauty.

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