Aged Sanxia White Tea Cake
A Taiwanese aged white tea cake? Of course! Made from the 2019 spring pick of our best selling Sanxia White Tea, these teas cakes have been aging in a house right beside the fields in which they were picked for the last couple years.
The flavor of these older leaves is much darker and richer than their younger sibling white teas. Flavors of brown sugar and ripe fruit are dominant compared to the younger Sanxia White Tea's white sugar sweetness and florals. Pressed in this way, these cakes are meant to be aged even more and we can't wait to taste them as they develop over the years.
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.
Status: Organic Certified
Cultivar: Qingxin Gan Zhong
Season: Spring 2019
Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch
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