Yunnan White Dragon tea: one of China’s finest white teas.
Yunnan White Dragon tea has the special, white downy appearance so highly sought amongst lovers of excellent white teas. Yunnan Province produces some of China’s finest white teas. Picked so young, this tea comprises a high proportion of downy white buds. Delicate, smooth and floral it is a most attractive and rare white tea. Infuse for five minutes with fresh water that has come off the boil a couple of minutes.
- As the Tea For Me blog reviews: “mellow in the cup with sweet meadow notes and hints of melon. My second infusion had a nice floral quality that had not been as present on the first go around. There was hardly any astringency.”
An excellent surprise “I enjoy white teas quite a bit but I had not been aware of this variety. It is very nice indeed. While it shares the grassy tones of Pai Mu Tan, there is a subtle herbal note to it especially on the second and third brews. Highly recommended tea.”
Delicate flavor “Has both green and white leaves which are large and long in shape when dry. The flavour is delicate and needs plenty of steeping. An excellent white tea.”
Tea from Grey’s Teas
Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.
Sourcing our tea
Yunnan White Dragon tea has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.
The benefits of loose leaf tea
This loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A little extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!
There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.
For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.
Storing your tea
Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.
A guide to our tea
At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.