Elder White

Tea type
White Tea
Not available
Not available
Sold in
Loose Leaf
Not available
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by MaltKlaus
Average preparation
Not available

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

1 Image

0 Want it Want it

8 Own it Own it

Tasting Notes

There aren't any tasting notes for this tea yet.

From Mei Leaf

Elder White is a special bud tea made from the ancillary buds of wild tea trees growing in the Western border of Yunnan.

These tea trees are used to make Yunnan Black and PuErh tea but in late Winter some of the ancillary buds are picked in small quantities. The ancillary or lateral buds are the first shoots of the year which will become branches. This is different to the terminal buds used in most tea production (which will become leaves). These ancillary buds have a unique cone layered appearance and have to be picked sparingly otherwise the tea trees will not grow enough branches.

We have been holding on to our small batch of Ya Bao buds since Spring 2017 because the flavour of this tea benefits with a little age. Indeed, they will continue to age and change flavour like all good White tea.

The colour of the tea liquor is so bright and light and the flavour is a combination of bright flowers and fruits with a peppery ginger spice. It is great by itself although we sometimes use a couple of the precious buds to add an elderflower aroma to other teas like Greens and Sheng PuErh.

About Mei Leaf View company

Company description not available.

Tasting Notes

There aren't any tasting notes for this tea yet.