Old Tree Da Bai Hao (Big White Bud)

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White Tea
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Flavors
Cream, Fruity, Red Fruits, Sugar
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185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 45 sec 1 oz / 16 ml

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  • “Picked from old trees in Yunnan, much larger buds than other white teas. Da Bai Hao, or 'Big White Bud', is a very famous tea varietal. It gets its name from the very long soft buds, covered in...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This white tea has been sitting in my cupboard for way to long now. Time to start drinking from the rare Big White Bud tea. Actually its like silver needles, but bigger! When i say big i mean big,...” Read full tasting note
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From Canton Tea Co

Picked from old trees in Yunnan, much larger buds than other white teas.

Da Bai Hao, or ‘Big White Bud’, is a very famous tea varietal. It gets its name from the very long soft buds, covered in fine white hairs. It is cultivated extensively in Fujian province to produce White Teas such as Silver Needle, but old trees grow semi-wild in Yunnan. The buds are dried and baked to make a tea similar to Silver needle Pekoe, but much larger and with a more pronounced aroma – the result of picking from old trees, not cultivars.

The infusion is pale gold, mellow with a hint of sweet fruit. Later infusions are deeper and richer. This is the ‘old tree’ effect.

About Canton Tea Co View company

Canton Tea Co is a London-based tea company trading in high grade, whole leaf Chinese tea. We have exclusive access to some of the best jasmine, white, green, oolong, black and authentic puerh teas available. In our first year, we scooped Six Golds at the 2009 Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards. Our Jasmine Pearls won the top three star gold award, endorsing it as the best available in the UK.

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Picked from old trees in Yunnan, much larger buds than other white teas.
Da Bai Hao, or ‘Big White Bud’, is a very famous tea varietal. It gets its name from the very long soft buds, covered in fine white hairs. It is cultivated extensively in Fujian province to produce White Teas such as Silver Needle, but old trees grow semi-wild in Yunnan. The buds are dried and baked to make a tea similar to Silver needle Pekoe, but much larger and with a more pronounced aroma – the result of picking from old trees, not cultivars. 
 (from the Canton site)

5/24/14

2013 from Jinggu, Yunnan, China
Dry leaf – Huge long silver needles!!! Scent is a little more complex though,,,a note like a tomato with sugar on it (if anyone eats that). The leaves are so soft, like velvet, and large enough that I could pick up and feel on my cheek and lip how fuzzy soft they were.

Brewed this Western style at 185F
6 grams tea (filled the whole basket up) and 500 ml water/2 cups

Steeped 3”

Wet leaf- the most huge silver needle buds I have ever seen,,,,but more complex smelling than silver needle. Smell like Ya Bao with notes of subtle persimmon thrown in with the creamy white tea notes. The buds could still open up a bit more too so this one will be good for re-steeping.

Liquor- a light pearl, pale gold color with scents of light persimmon.

Flavor- Sugar, tomato, persimmon, cream.
VERY complex and VERY delicious!!!!!!

Resteeped and still had lots of flavor and the same notes,, none of the notes had faded. Very good.


6/18/14
Tasting some more of this today and it definitely tastes wild. It has that complexity and wild bud flavor to it. It tastes like Sheng that I’ve had.
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7/22/14
Drinking the last of this today. So interesting,,,so like sheng. Love how large and fuzzy the leaves are. Will have to order more of this next time if they offer some more from the next year.

Flavors: Cream, Fruity, Red Fruits, Sugar

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 6 tsp 1 OZ / 16 ML

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This white tea has been sitting in my cupboard for way to long now. Time to start drinking from the rare Big White Bud tea. Actually its like silver needles, but bigger! When i say big i mean big, there almost double in size then the other Silver Needles i drank before from other company’s.

I start with one big teaspoon of these tips (big spoon because its a very difficult tea to get the amount right) in 80°c water and i steep it for 2m30sec. The liquor i get from this is a very pale yellowish tea. Actually you can compare this to a good white wine!

Taste wise its comparable to other silver needles but the taste is deeper and stays way longer in the mouth. I find it to be sweeter and more special.

Made a total of 3 brews from the same leafs and each infusion is slightly different, but the quality is very high.

a side note, the picture above is a cake but the leafs where loose in my package could’t find a better picture to show this tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec
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Was this from the tea club?

darky

yes this was from the tea club, but i bought it from the archive. Basicly i made a mistake and its “old tree” da bai hap

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