Year of the Tiger 2022 Yiwu White Tea



Made from the same left-to-grow (fangyang) material as our Year of the Tiger Yiwu raw puer, this tea produces a surprisingly full feeling in the mouth and milky quality that is often common in higher end wulongs.

In terms of fragrance, there is a pleasant wildflower scent up front, with an apply pie fragrance taking over and lingering in the mouth and back of the throat.

For a more in-depth description of the environment where this tea comes from, you can read more here, as well as pick up both the raw puer and white tea versions of this tea in order to compare the same material with different processing.

This year’s wrapper features artwork by Toronto based artist 1%Talent. Be sure to check him out on Instagram, TikTok and pick something out for yourself from his shop here.

Picking period: Pre-March 27


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7 reviews for Year of the Tiger 2022 Yiwu White Tea

  1. 4 out of 5

    Martin Ödman (verified owner)

    I prefer this to the sheng version. I don’t like overly mellow and soft sheng but this material is nice both as a white and red tea. This one has a nice and long-lasting aftertaste, pleasant mouthfeel and feels clean. Similar to the red tea version it’s a nice daily drinker with no rough edges or unpleasant elements. I could drink this every morning if Bitterleaf didn’t have so many white tea daily drinkers to choose from.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Josh (verified owner)

    Zesty wild florals and fresh vibes meet with spiced fruit, candied apple, bubblegum, honey stewed pears. A smooth, rich texture with a transformed but still very present Yiwu sweetness. Come for the white tea freshness, stay for the smooth Yiwu energy.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris (verified owner)

    Pleasing tea but lacks depth

    //Smell : Wild flowers, apple pie, fresh nature pure air, silver needles similarities (but wilder), salty, pastry
    //Texture: Tingling on the tips of the tongue, immediate covering of the mouth, cold effect on the palate, light cream
    //Taste : Skimmed milk, green silver needle notes, wet rock, salty, stewed fruits
    //Body sensation: Heat production, active brain, energy (no rushy), joy

  4. 4 out of 5

    @cozinhacomcha (verified owner)

    Um chá bom, de aroma doce e frutado, lembrando alguns chás envelhecidos de Fuding. Em boca traz um suave dulçor, leve cremosidade, e um toque verdoso que remete aos sheng puer. Muito parecido com o Future Sailor, porém sem a nota cítrica, o que deixa claro a falta de complexidade em suas folhas, apesar disso, parece um chá ótimo para envelhecer, principalmente pelas notas muito próximas ao sheng puer, vamos aguardar para ver o evoluir deste chá ao longo dos anos.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Rosy (verified owner)

    Honey, floral, and apple aromas. Creamy mouthfeel. Slight astringency and dryness yet hydrating. Dark amber liquor. Calm, cleansing body feel. Everything a white tea is supposed to be. No surprises, no frills, only a straightforward and reliable daily drinker for when a tired mind and body needs comfort.

  6. 4 out of 5

    rudi (verified owner)

    Brief steeps (5-10 seconds) in 90 Celsius water.
    Liquor is a clear golden amber in color.
    Taste is smooth, honeyish and fruity, with a long sweet aftertaste on the palate.
    Medium mouthfeel with a slight stickiness on the lips and no astringency or tartness.
    Empty cup leaves a soft sugary smell.
    Wet leaves are dark bronzed brown in hue with specs of green, giving off a scent of floral-honey and cooked ripen autumn fruits.
    The flavor intensity starts to mellow down by the 5th infusion, thus best to do a longer steep from here onwards.
    A (1 minute) steep in the next infusion gives a darker amber hue to the liquor, a slight dryness on the palate, and a hint of woodiness to the aftertaste.

  7. 4 out of 5

    vhyka (verified owner)

    I’m not sure I have a sophisticated enough palate for this one, a lot of the tasting notes in the reviews I’m not getting at all, however I still enjoyed the tea! Very smooth and calming white tea. I enjoy it as something to wind down from a stressful day with.

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