While White 2 Tea was set up by ‘passionate puer devotees’, they also sell some brilliant black and oolong teas. Today I’m reviewing White 2 Tea’s Big Tree Red, a tea that instantly grabs your attention when you open the pack and see its full, twisted leaves that have some golden tips.
Big Tree Red comes from 100 to 200-year-old trees near Lincang, Yunnan, China. This tea nicely compliments White 2 Tea’s product line because it is not your everyday black tea, and it should be treated like a puer tea when preparing it. Unlike many black teas, this tea will withstand numerous infusions. It requires grit, determination, endurance and probably most of your day to fully enjoy. So, roll up your sleeves, sit back, drink and enjoy.
From its dry leaf appearance and the liquor it cups out, Big Tree Red will not disappoint. It has extremely refined sweet, earthy and peppery flavours. And the tea stays very smooth through numerous infusions using 95 to 100C water. White 2 Tea highly recommends this tea to puer drinkers. I would say that Yunnan drinkers will also not be disappointed!
Infusion times: Gong fu style. Start with 10 to 20 seconds and work your way up. Try infusing this tea 15 to 20 times
Retail price: 50 gram tin for $35 USD