Handcrafted

Imperial White

White Tea
Origin: Ningde, Fujian Province, China

Full-bodied chestnut aroma with a hint of smokiness. Golden brew with a mellow, lingering, nutty, and vegetal flavor.

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About Imperial White tea:

Our Imperial White tea comes from Ningde in China. Ningde is nestled between the mountains and the ocean in the northeastern corner of China’s Fujian province. The region is full of wild mountains and lushly forested hilltops that look out over emerald tea gardens and intricately terraced slopes and valleys. The region is also known as Min Dong in reference to the ancient Min culture of southeastern China. Tea has been growing in Ningde for centuries and longstanding green and white tea-making traditions continue to this day.

The flavor of Ningde teas can vary drastically depending on their proximity to the coast or inland mountains. This tea was grown on a high elevation mountain further inland and has a characteristic clean, clear aroma and taste.

Using a “Fu Yun” leaf varietal, Imperial White is made by withering the tea indoors for several hours and air-drying in special rotating tea ovens. No rolling or bruising of the leaf is performed.

Ingredients: White Tea Leaves.

Flavor Profile:

Full-bodied chestnut aroma with a hint of smokiness. Golden brew with a mellow, lingering, nutty, and vegetal flavor.

Brewing Instructions:

Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Water Temp °F (°C)Steep Time (minutes)Number of InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
170°F (77°C)2-4 2-32

Videos and Links:

Ningde Map