TEA REVIEW: White 2 Tea – Big Tree Red


Website: White 2 Tea
Blog: White 2 Tea
Twitter: @TwoDogTeaBlog
Facebook: White2Tea
Instagram: white2tea
Company location: Beijing, China

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

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


About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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