I start each morning with a strong cup of this aromatic tea. It's lovely!
Perhaps the most natural of China's teas - White Peony is a mix of early spring pluck leaves offering vibrant colors and a range of flavors from grapes to honeysuckle and nectar.
Teas was grown in Fuding county, the birthplace of white tea and famous for its cultivars. White Peony offers a nuanced, sophisticated flavor with a surprisingly full and round mouth feel.
Lot Notes. The farm has practiced organic farming for a number of years. The soils and farming practices of recent years now yield teas with an increasing depth of flavor. Our lot comes out in late April given the farm elevation and the harvesting period for organic teas. This lot offers a pleasing mix of silver buds, shades of greens and shades of brown leaf. Harvested 2022.
Tea Facts. Our White Peony (traditional name Bai Mu Dan) is grown organically. The cultivar is Fuding Da Bai (Big White). The leaves are oxidized 8-16% due to the air-drying process it goes through. Traditionally, Bai Mu Dan is processed by withering in a warm room on bamboo racks and then heat dried. Its migration from bush to cup is pluck, wither & dry!
Tasting notes. A natural white tea with mellow-sweet notes of grape and accents of honey and nectar. This white offers a honey-like viscosity and a flavor that pairs well with food. White Peony steeps to a clear, straw-like color and a stronger body than the better known varietal - Silver Needle.
Brewing suggestions. We recommend 3 grams of leaf per 8 ounces of water or a well-rounded tablespoon. Water temperature is best at about 185-195 degrees F. Steep for 2-3 minutes and enjoy. The leaves will yield multiple steeps.