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Bai Hao

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Bai Hao

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Bai Hao "white tip," harvested in summer, is a collaboration between the plant, insect, and mammal kingdom. The pick is from new growth buds that have been bitten by a small, common aphid. The bites stunt the growth of the buds and release a defensive hormone in the plant that is wonderfully juicy and sweet tasting. Bai Hao styles normally come from the lowland swamps of Hsinchu County in Northwestern Taiwan. This particular lot is from a garden in Nantou 1,300 meters above sea level—several hours hike from the road. Our producer, Mr. Chen, is one of the most respected in the region.

Notes of rose, honey, chamomile.