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White Peony (Bai Mu Dan - EU Standard)


One of spring's visual and taste delights, White Peony is a fresh, early-pick mix of leaves of varying shades of green and silvery buds creating a tea that is natural in appearance and shape. Made to EU Standards (comparable to USDA organic standards), 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.  Crop date: 2017.

Why we selected this particular lot.  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 which should add to the sweetness of the tea.

Interesting facts about this lot.  This style of Bai Mu Dan tends to be more green side in leaf coloration and a more floral flavor profile than traditionally processed Bai Mu Dan and, arguably, more healthful benefits as the leaves are plucked, withered and dried thus preserving its natural compounds.  This lot has a comparatively high percentage of buds. 

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. 






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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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Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.

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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.

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  1. Delicate Flavor 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Sep 2017

    This tea is delicious.

  2. Yummy White Tea 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Aug 2016

    This is a delicious organic tea.

  3. Great Morning, Afternoon, and Evening Tea 4 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  4. Delicate 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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!)

Silk Road Teas has received the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for their commitment to employ persons with disabilities. Silk Road Teas is committed to improving the quality of life for disabled persons, sharing the belief with ICS that business can substantively help people with disabilities achieve independent lives by providing jobs in an encouraging and supportive environment.

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Our tea boxesare hand packaged by an adult with disabilities. Silk Road Teas remains committed to creating opportunity and jobs in our community.

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