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Emperor's Peak
Emperor's Peak
Emperor's Peak
Emperor's Peak White Tea
Emperor's Peak White Tea
Emperor's Peak White Tea
The tea was both delicious and pure, like sipping silver and white cherry blossom in a metaphorical sort of way.

Emperor's Peak

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Big Downy buds of white silver needle tea

A delightful white tea with captivating aromas of brioche, sweet hay and pine. We love this tea's creamy-soft golden liquor and soothing flavours of melon, cucumber and barley.


White Tea


First harvest

Taste Profile

Brioche, honeydew melon,
cucumber and fresh barley


Fujian, Mainland China

Food Pairing

Lemon sole, cucumber salad,
Roquefort cheese

Picked by hand

Multi award winning

Obal 2021 award x 2
World Packaging awards 2021

Emperor's Peak, Fuding

White tea has always had a reputation for being rare and expensive. During the era of China's imperial dynasties, it was strictly for the Emperor and members of his royal court. 'Common people' were not allowed to drink white tea at all. But nowadays, if you know where to look, you can experience the best white teas. We found this wonderful example in Diantou town, Fuding, in the far northeast of Fujian province. White tea is believed to have originated here, among the misty granite peaks of Taimu Mountain. To be classed as a Fujian white, the tea can only be made in specific areas north of the Minjiang River, with buds from cultivars of tea bushes indigenous to this region.

What sets white tea apart is that it's made only from the tender, unopened spring leaf buds of the tea bush. It is one of the truly ancient tea classes, made very simply by letting the freshly plucked tea leaf buds gently wither in the sun. For a premium Fuding white tea such as this, only buds of the Fuding Da Bai Hao tea bush cultivar can be used. Known as 'silver needles', the down-covered buds are plucked with great care as they emerge in the spring. The delicate processing continues as the buds are naturally withered in the sun before being dried to retain their subtle complexities.


    Silvery curled buds with a downy fur
  • AROMA:

    Fresh-baked brioche, sweet hay and pine needles

    Golden with a pinkish hue
  • TASTE:

    Honeydew melon, cucumber and fresh barley



  • 3 TPS

  • 85ºC

  • 3-5 MINS


This is our recommended brewing guide, but by all means adjust to your own taste.

  1. Warm your teapot and cups with boiling water.
  2. Discard the water and add three level teaspoons of tea to your pot.
  3. Add 250ml / 9oz water (i.e. one teacup or small mug) at 85°C / 185°F. If you don't have a thermometer, let the boiled kettle sit for five minutes.
  4. Place the lid on the pot and steep for three-to-five minutes. Stir, then strain the tea into your cup.
  5. To re-steep the leaves, repeat steps 3–5 (up to three times).
Makes one cup. For more, add an extra teaspoon per person and multiply the amount of water accordingly.
Always use freshly-drawn and, where possible, filtered water.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Stephanie C
Sweet notes and tastefully light

It's difficult to write how much I love this blend. I enjoyed every sip of it! Best tea I’ve ever tasted. I'm quite picky when it comes to white teas, and this one actually has depth whilest also being light.

Patrick B
Very uplifting

This blend has a very soothing taste & stipulates liveliness. The balance of sweet and fresh notes is captivatinng. Can very much tell why this was such a guarded blend for so long!

Really unique flavour and delicious

Incredible colour that matches the creaminess and softness of the taste. Really unique flavour and delicious. Both sweet and refreshing.

Great packaging, lovely bronze packets and high quality labels on packets. Aesthetic and accessible graphics explaining preparation that made the experience very pleasant and manageable for a fairly novice tea-drinker.

Great range of teas

Everything is well crafted, from the design of the packaging to the unique blend of leaves. These teas are simply stunning. I enjoyed many of them, however Emperor's Peak is a household favourite! 5 out of 5.

Valentine Warner
Delicious and pure

I gave myself 20 minutes to enjoy a tea ceremony with this tea and made the white tea according to the instructions. The taste is so delicate, I had to be quiet in order to understand what I was tasting. It was both delicious and pure, like sipping silver and white cherry blossom in a metaphorical sort of way. However it curiously excited my gums...that got a faintly tingly feeling and a sort of Pavlovian rinsing. The whole thing was lovely but feint. The second cup was good too.