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White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) - organic


White Peony - its mix of leaves offer vibrant colors and a range of flavors from grapes to honey and nectar.

Our White Peony (traditional name Bai Mu Dan) is grown organically on a farm in the Zhenghe township of Fuding county, the original birthplace of white tea and famous for its varietals. Made using early pick "bud sets" - comprised of the top one or two leaves and a silvery bud, White Peony offers a nuanced, sophisticated flavor with a surprisingly full and round mouth feel.   The plant varietal is Fuding Da Bai (Big White).  The leaves are slightly oxidized (8-16%) due to the air-drying process it goes through.   Bai Mu Dan is processed by withering in a warm room on bamboo racks and then heat dried.  It is perhaps the most natural of teas in its migration from bush to cup!  April harvest date.

Why we selected this particular lot: 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 each season. Our lot is an early-pick, "before the rain" as it was picked and processed in the second week of April 2017.  This lot offers a pleasing mix of silver buds, shades of greens and some brown leaf.

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 8-12 ounces of water or a 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.

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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.

Supporting adults with disabilities

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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  1. Excellent, floral white 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Mar 2018

    If you've grown tired of Silver Needle or just want to have a good white tea, White Peony is an excellent choice. It's got a lot more flavor and reminds me of melon.

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.

Sales of our Teas Benefit Ceres
Ceres Community Project builds healthy communities by restoring locally-grown organic whole food to its place as the foundation of health and creating heart centered ways for people to connect.

Ceres teaches teens to grow, cook and eat healthy whole foods and provides nourishing meals, nutrition education and a community of support for people facing cancer and other serious illnesses. www.ceresproject.org

Read the recent article in the Marin IJ: Silk Road Teas gives back

...What sets Silk Road Teas apart from others is the Heagertys are using their success and new tea line as a way to give back to the community...

Gives Back They're amazing people and of course the product is phenomenal. We're so proud to be associated with them. In today's nonprofit world, truly the best things you can have are compatible, giving partners.

Julie Burford, Program Manager and Founder of the Ceres Community Project of Marin.


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