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Cream Earl White
$15 / 50g
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Tasting Notes: Bask in swinging bergamot in all its glory. If the Earl of Grey only knew how fabulous white tea could be.

Ingredients: Luxury white tea, organic bergamot oil, natural vanilla

Origin: China

Region: Fu-ding, Fujian Province

Water Temperature: 185 F / 85 C

Steep Time: 3-5 minutes

Suggested Serving: 1.5 tsp / 8oz

Many of us, indeed most of us, tea lovers are familiar with Earl Grey the beverage. In all its variations, Earl Grey is a flavourful concoction of tea and bergamot oil that is as distinctive on the nose as it is in the cup. One whiff as it passes your table in a restaurant, or breezing out through a kitchen door, and you know immediately that someone is about to enjoy a few moments of refined pleasure. As the tea rolls over the tongue, pointed touches of citrus come to the fore blending gently with the astringency of the base tea letting you know that yes in fact, this is Earl Grey

Actually, The Earl of Grey, the man behind the world’s most popular tea, died on July 17th, 1845 – about 150 years before the creation of British Earl White tea. Too bad because we’re sure he would have loved this version of his famous blend. The cup is full bodied with a heady Earl Grey flavour and touch of fresh cream leading to a profound jammy finish. (Jammy is a term frequently used to describe the full character of Pai Mu Tan, the Chinese white tea used for the blend.) Brew a pot and raise a cup to the old Earl. Cheers.

Price: Starting at $15 / 50g

Kumoan White
$10.5 / 50g
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Tasting notes: sweetness, honey, melon

Ingredients: Organic white tea

Origin: India

Caffeine Content: Low

Water Temperature: 185 F / 85 F

Steep Time: 3-5 minutes

Suggested serving: 1.5 tsp / 8oz

This rare spring tea is made using the stretching bud and first two leaves of the tea plant. Harvested just as the plant awakes from winter dormancy, it is minimally processed in order to preserve its natural freshness. Low in caffeine and high in antioxidants, it has delicate aroma with a surprisingly thick body. As with all whites, it has a wonderful sweetness. The unique twist of this tea is a green taste similar to honey melon, which can be attributed to the unique Kumaon soils.

White tea really is a super tea!  The health benefits of white tea include: reduced rick of cancer cardiovascular disorder and improvement in oral health. It has antioxidant and anti-aging properties which help in maintaining good health and healthy skin. It protects skin from the harmful effects of UV light. With its antibacterial properties white tea protects the body from various infection causing bacteria.

White tea provides relief to diabetic people from symptoms such as decrease plasma glucose levels, increase insulin secretion and excessive thirst (polydipsia).  Intake of white tea also helps in losing weight.

Price: Starting at $10.5 / 50g

Pai Mu Tan
$8.5 / 50g
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Tasting Notes: Clear slightly pale cup with a fresh aroma and a smooth velvety flavour. Delicate jammy notes reminiscent of Keemun or a mild Bordeaux

Ingredients: Organic white tea

Origin: China

Region: Fujian Province

Caffeine Content: Medium

Water Temperature: 185 F / 85 C

Steep Time: 3-5 minutes

Suggested Serving: 1.5 tsp/8oz

It wasn’t until the 1890’s that China began exporting White teas! The reason for this change in the industry came after 1885 when varietals of tea were isolated to make Silver Needle and other specialty white teas like this Pai Mu Tan.
Prior to this development, there simply wasn’t enough white tea to go around. In fact, for much of the time since it was developed during the T’ang Dynasty, (618-907 AD) White teas were reserved for members of the Imperial Courts. The reason was simple. White tea was, and still is, considered a true tea owing to the fact that it undergoes so little processing. This fact, coupled with its delicate flavour meant that it was pure enough for the elite of society.
Since the early days of white tea export, the process by which the tea is made has largely remained unchanged – the fresh leaf is delivered to the factory on foot, withered, lightly rolled and then dried naturally – no further processing required.  This organic Pai Mu Tan is an excellent example of this simplicity of production. The leaf is full and ranges in colour from pale green to silvery with lots of nice tips. The contrast between the leaves gives the tea a very natural look that in turn gives way to a very pure, natural cup. Rounder and more full-bodied than Silver Tip grade, Pai Mu Tan produces a cup that dazzles with subtle layers of peach and floral notes.

Price: $8.5 for 50g

Silver Needle Bai Hao Yin Zhen
$28 / 50g
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Tasting Notes: dried apricots, subtle smoke and woodsy.

Ingredients: Organic white tea

Origin: China

Region: Fujian Province

Caffeine Content: Low

Water Temperature: 185ºF / 85ºC

Steep Time: 3-5 minutes

Suggested Serving: 1.5 tsp/8oz

Bai Hao Yin Zhen Silver Needle is classified in the top ten superior Chinese teas! It is grown and produced in the northern district of Fujian province in China. A beloved Chinese favourite, the western world is just beginning to appreciate this fine treasure! Picked in the early April harvest, our Bai Hao Yin Zhen Silver Needle is a premium young white tea. Our luxury young silver needle tea is delicate, and a refined tea drinking experience. It has a naturally sweet taste similar to dried apricots, and a slight smoky, woodsy fragrance that complements its light body.

Bai Hao Yin Zhen Silver Needle is renowned for its wide range of health benefits! The stresses of daily life and a poor diet can bring about early signs of aging but white tea may reduce fine lines and wrinkles- keeping your skin young and healthy looking! It is also rich in antioxidants, which can help to neutralise the effects of harmful free radicals.

Price: $28 for 50g

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Cream Earl White Image
Cream Earl White
Tasting Notes: Bask in swinging bergamot in all its glory. If the Earl of Grey only knew how fabulous white tea could be. Ingredients: Luxury white tea, organic bergamot oil, natural vanilla ... Read More
$15 / 50g
Kumoan White Image
Kumoan White
Tasting notes: sweetness, honey, melon Ingredients: Organic white tea Origin: India Caffeine Content: Low Water Temperature:... Read More
$10.5 / 50g
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Pai Mu Tan
Tasting Notes: Clear slightly pale cup with a fresh aroma and a smooth velvety flavour. Delicate jammy notes reminiscent of Keemun or a mild Bordeaux Ingredients: Organic white tea ... Read More
$8.5 / 50g
Silver Needle Bai Hao Yin Zhen Image
Silver Needle Bai Hao Yin Zhen
Tasting Notes: dried apricots, subtle smoke and woodsy. Ingredients: Organic white tea Origin: China Region: Fujian Province Caff... Read More
$28 / 50g