Brick Aged White Tea
Brick aged white tea is a relatively new style of processing in China. For this tea, we first started by aging our 2007 white peony king for one year. At the end of the year, the leaves were steamed to make them pliable and then pressed into cakes. These cakes were then stored at about 40-60% humidity to encourage the good bacteria to slowly ferment the fresh tea leaves. Over the past 5 years, these bricks have been aging, bringing on a nice woodsy, earthy quality to them with that smooth finish that you have come to expect from our teas. We broke up the brick tea into a loose leaf form to make it easier to enjoy, but we will also have the brick available shortly so keep checking back every once in awhile!