White Peony (Bai Mu Dan - EU)
This lot was harvested in the spring of 2016 One of spring's visual and taste delights, White Peony is a fresh, early-pick mix, for this lot, of leaves of varying shades of green and silvery buds creating a tea that is natural in appearance and shape. An EU Standard (comparable to USDA organic standards) white tea, it is grown and processed in the Fuding Mountains of Fujian Province. These tender, young leaves are plucked, carefully withered, then lightly fired to preserve their light-green colors and natural sweetness and stop the oxidization process. An excellent tea, it will be enjoyed most anytime during the day and does quite well with food. Lot # F-6.
Why we selected this particular lot. Our lot is fresh and the taste is round and full. We purchase teas from this area each year and the quality has been consistently excellent. This lot has a wonderful mix of primarily light-to-dark green leaves with an ample amount of silver buds. We noted the high percentage of silver buds in the lot as well which should add to the sweetness of the tea.
Interesting facts about this lot. This style of Bai Mu Dan tends to have a more concentrated flavor profile than traditionally processed offerings and, arguably, more healthful benefits. This lot has a comparatively high percentage of buds. This helps to maintain the consistency and quality of the taste.
Tasting notes. When brewed the cup is amber or straw-like in color, offering a smooth, sweet flavor with hints of melon and fruits and a round "mouth feel". It offers a wonderful, soothing flavor.
Brewing suggestions. As this is a very lightweight leaf, use a well-rounded tablespoon for 8-12 ounces of water. Temperature between 185-195 degrees F is best. Steep for 2-3 minutes. Leaves will yield multiple steeps.
Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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The Silk Road Teas Story
As the harvest progresses, more Bai Mu Dan arrives in the markets. Day-to-day, tasting lots, notice the taste and aroma of the teas deepens.
Once plucked, biochemical changes begin in the leaf. Processing first augments this change, then arrests it.
Yummy White Tea
Posted by Anne Zapf on 14th Aug 2016
This is a delicious organic tea.
Great Morning, Afternoon, and Evening Tea
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Sep 2014
This is a great tea for any occasion. I drink it all day, and I especially like it because it still tastes good after being "over steeped." I am a full time student and get free hot water on campus; I use a Sun's Tea tumbler and bring a mug to pour the tea into. If you're looking for a highly versatile good tasting tea that has a caffeine kick, give this one a try.
Posted by Tiffany Taylor on 30th Jul 2014
The number one thing I love about this White Tea is that it's Organic. Aside from that, I enjoy this tea the most because of how delicate it is. The smell is soft and sweet and almost like a warm raisin bread from the oven smell. The texture is smooth, buttery and pleasing. To me, the flavor is close to medium bodied and slightly sweet. The aftertaste is a tad on the astringent side (but I might have steeped it a few seconds too long!)