SiamTeas Clubbox June ’22 – “White Box”
The SiamTeas Club Box is a flexible format for bundling several types of tea in generously proportioned tasting size on a monthly basis at a preferential price. The 6th edition – June 2022 – is a “White Box”. As such, it offers a representative cross-section of the world of white teas, featuring silver needle, white peony and white moonlight teas of different origin, picking and processing charcteristics.
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The CLUBBOX @ Siam Tea Shop
The SiamTeas Club Box is a flexible format for bundling several types of tea in generously proportioned tasting size on a monthly basis at prefential price. At this, the selection of teas compiled in the box can either represent a specific topic, sample the most recent new introductions at Siam Tea Shop or simply offer a random choice of personal favorites of mine.
The “White Box” – A White Tea Sampler
The 6th edition – June 2022 – is a “White Box”. As such, it offers a representative cross-section of the world of white tea. Accordingly, the spectrum ranges from the Fuding Silver Needle and White Peony Chinese white tea classics to 2 types of “White Moonlight” tea from ancient tea trees in Yunnan, respectively North Vietnam to a particularly rare silver needle tea from Laos’ Bolaven Plateau.
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The June ClubBox 2022 (“White Box”) offers 20g each of the following:
Fuding Silver Needle (also: White Hair Silver Needle, Baihao Yinzhen 白 毫 银 针) White Tea. And here’s to the original from Fuding County, Fujian province, China – often imitated, never reached… First spring picking (“first flush”) of only the young buds from the Fuding native “Da Bai” tea plant variety.
White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) White tea from Fuding county, Fujian Province, China. This is a perfectly balanced white tea, consisting of a masterfully harmonious traditional hand-picked white shoots with their corresponding top two tea leaves. Full-bodied, nutty taste body with fruity, slightly earthy and woody components. This in turn is preceded by an aromatic bouquet of floral notes awakening a connotation of spring flowers.
Ancient Snow Shan Trang White Moonlight Tea (spring picking) from 100+ years-old Tuyet Shan (“Snow High Mountain”) tea trees in north Vietnam. Our local producer partner’s tea garden locates at 1400+ meters in Ha Giang’s Tai Con Linh mountain range. Here, cultivation still takes place in a natural way that is actually close to “wild”. This way, the tea trees benefit from the input and the regulating mechanisms of a biodiverse environment. A pronounced almond note on the gum combines with intense sweetness to a taste of finest marzipan.
Ancient Tree White Moonlight Tea – rare white tea specialty from Yunnan, China. The tea is picked with 1+2 picking standard during full moon periods in March/April each year from natural-grown ancient tea trees and processed according to a centuries-old family tradition. In terms of taste, White Moonlight Tea combines the elegance of a white tea whith a high share of buds with the wealth and depth of natural-grown ancient tea trees.
Bolaven Silver Cloud is a white silver needle tea (picking standard: pure buds) from south Laos. The seed-raised, up to over 70 years old tea trees grow in a semi-wild, biodiverse tea garden near Phonsavan on Bolaven-Plateau. The processing to a true artisan tea is mainly done by hand. At this, the light roasting that is rather untypical for white teas distincts Röstung Bolaven Silver Cloud both from Fuding white “silver needle” teas and from Yunnan “White Moonlight Buds” – also in taste!
For more information about origin, history and types of white tea please refer to the following source: