Whether you are a novice with tea or a well-seasoned tea lover, we invite you to our tea bar to enjoy the aromas and sounds of tea pouring and mingle over your tea experiences with other tea lovers. And, of course, to taste tea!
This month we will be welcoming in the fall with a selection of aged white teas and one sheng pu-erh from Fujian and Yunnan, China. White tea in general is supportive for the immune system, being high in flavonoids and other polyphenols, compounds that act as antioxidants. Aged white tea is also supportive for the lungs and breathing from a Chinese Medicine perspective, helping with purification, and offers more depth and a mellowed sweetness as compared to fresh white tea. As we transition into autumn, a season of harvesting and going inward, cutting out excesses and refining, aged white tea offers reinforcement and protection for this time.
Additionally, at least two of the teas in this month's selections are harvested from ancient trees that average around 300 years old. While the age of trees cannot be known exactly, they nonetheless are fairly old, and older trees generally have deeper and/or wider roots that have access to more, and more diverse, nutrients. These trees also tend to exist in naturally biodiverse environments, co-existing with various plants and animals.
This month we gather over these four deeply nourishing teas:
Gong Mei Bingcha - Fuding, Fujian
Fuding White Bingcha - Fuding, Fujian
2012 Ancient Tree Jing Mai Moonlight White - Jing Mai Shan 景邁山, Yunnan
2015 Ancient Tree Lao Man Er Sheng - Lao Man Er 老曼峨寨, Bulang Shan 布朗山, Yunnan