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Sanxia White Tea
Sanxia White Tea
Sanxia White Tea
Sanxia White Tea

Sanxia White Tea

Regular price $5.00

 Sanxia White Tea

Hand-pinched from a heritage variety cultivar named Qin Xin Gan Zhong, this tea is rare, delicate and smooth. The cultivar's name has a character for a kind of fragrant orange included in it and that flavor is on full display in this tea. The first steeps are classic sweet and subtle white before opening up in later steeps to a flavor note somewhere around the meeting point of ginger and orange. Gentle, smooth and golden, this white tea is sure to become the favorite of many. 

Produced at a partner farm only 20 minutes from downtown Taipei in one of the oldest tea growing areas of Taiwan, the tea is made in the traditional way by a tea master in his 80s. Each leaf is plucked by hand (no finger blades are even used!) and each batch of tea is tiny. This style of tea production is extremely rare and we are happy to support farmers still making tea in this old, delicate style.

Produced at the same garden as our Sanxia Black and Sanxia Green Teas. You can try them all together here.

Elevation: 400m

Status: Organic Certified

Cultivar: Qingxin Gan Zhong

Season: Spring, 2023

Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch

Oxidization: 0%

Region: Sanxia, New Taipei City

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gong Fu Style: 5g per 100ml, ~95C(205f) water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 3-4 steeps.

Western Style: 5g per 100ml, ~95C(205f) water for 1-2 minute. Lasts 2-3 steeps

 

 

Customer Reviews

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Michael A.
A very good first white tea!

This is the first white tea that I've tried, and I'm impressed! The initial few steeps with a gaiwan are light, sweet, and have a stone fruit flavor/aroma similar to nectarine or apricot. Later steeps have a darker flavor, which I agree has some orange and ginger going on, but there's also some spice and a bit of that stone fruit character still in the mix. Overall, quite tasty!

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J.K.
Beeswax aroma

This tea has a sweet aroma. If you have smelled melted beeswax before, it has the same beeswax-honey aroma that is so delightful. This is a very nice tea and sure to please.

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John
Delicious tea!

I really enjoy this white tea. It's light, but has plenty of flavor. Orange and light spice is what I'm getting. One of my favorites!

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Jim S
Excellent

I got this in a sample with a previous order. It’s a great tea, so I ordered 250g. There’s not much else to say that hasn’t already been said in other reviews, but I can’t see how anyone would regret buying this. It is very easy and forgiving to brew. Ive had it gong fu style, bowl brewed, and grandpa style all with excellent results. It’s very unique for a white tea. I’m curious to try the green next time to see how it compares. I have to say that the quality to price ratio of the teas I’ve bought from this site exceeded my expectations.

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Michelle Mielru
New favorite white tea

As a fan of silver needle (with rose usually) but dislike white peony, this Sanxia white tea is my new favorite! It gives a bit of sweetness with a very unique fragrant. Definitely recommended.