2020 'Electroflowercandy' White Tea
The 2020 production of our venerable sun-dried Yunnan white tea.
Picked and dried directly in the mountain sun, this white tea (baicha) has a lot of love to give; thick flavour, loads of floral perfume-y fragrance, and it brews forever; 10, 15, 20 steeps, no problem. And then you could simmer it again.
This material comes from a fantastically biodiverse piece of land - not industrial plantations. In previous years we've confirmed via laboratory testing that this tea has absolutely zero agrochemical intervention.
For those seeking a way to compare with white teas from Fujian, this tea is picked like a pu-erh; the first 4 or up to 5 viable leaves are picked, rather than just one bud and a leaf or two. So, it may not be as 'pretty' as a baimudan, but you'll forget all about appearance once the thick flavour shows up in your mouth.
If you can avoid tearing through the cake, age will be very kind to a tea like this; it has some good legs to stand on over the years, and should end up a very sweet, fruity-tasting tea as it turns darker.
Best enjoyed in the sun, in a robe, with your friends.
Spring 2020 material, pressed into 200g cakes, with 5 per bamboo tong.
All orders are shipped from our HQ in Melbourne within 1-2 business days, using Australia Post carbon-neutral delivery.
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Use boiling water (100C).
We recommend approx 1g of tea per 15ml of water for Gongfu-style brewing in a teapot or gaiwan. Rinse the leaves once and then brew several times until there is no flavour left.
For Western-style brewing in a larger teapot, use approx. 5g per 100ml of water. You can re-brew the leaves a few times.
To brew direct in a mug, use 1-2g of tea in the bottom of the cup, fill with boiling water, and drink once cool. Re-fill the cup with more water when you've drunk 1/3rd of the tea. Repeat until there is no more flavour left.
All of our teas are suitable for long-term storage and aging.
Keep your tea away from sunlight and strong smells, and somewhere with stable climate conditions.
You can keep it sealed inside the re-usable bag the tea comes in, or another non-porous container.