Yunnan Bai Hao Yin Zhen 2022

Though the province of Fujian is the most well-known for its white teas, Yunnan offers its own delicate take as well with a hardy cultivar of the region's large assamica leaves. Rather than airy florality, this version takes a page from fellow Yunnan white tea Yue Guang Bai: the mellow, starchy woodiness of liquorice root and acacia honey sweetness roll over the tongue with a velvety mouthfeel, completed by gentle aromas of vanilla and marshmallow for an utterly relaxing infusion. Yet there is something more, and our slender buds surprise with a swelling, distinct citrus side, as a lemony tingle is followed by kumquat, followed by a perfect facsimile of bitter orange. For once, you can effectively have your marmalade in your tea rather than on your crumpets.
  • ORIGIN:  Gaoligongshan, Baoshan, Yunnan, China
  • MEANING:  White hair silver needle (bái háo yín zhēn)
  • CULTIVAR:  Yunkang № 10
  • HARVEST TIME:  25 February 2022
  • TASTE:  Bitter orange, acacia honey, wood


  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • Infusion time: 5 min
  • Quantity: 3g / 100ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • 5 infusions: 45, 45, 60, 60, 90 sec

For best results in gongfu cha, brew in the traditional gaiwan or in a Yixing teapot. Too high water temperature would burn the leaves, resulting in bitter taste.