Black Peony

Thick leaves , lush, wet notes of fruit.
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Item Number:
Hei Mu Dan
Main Flavor Profile:
Sweet, light fruit

The famous Da Bai cultivar has been crafted to a black tea offering a flavor preferred in the area. After shaping the leaves, they are fully oxidized and then fired slowly at a comparatively low temperature. This slow firing style accentuates cherished flavors of this cultivar while introducing a few new notes.  Tea was made on a family-run farm now operated by the 2nd generation of teamakers. 

Lot Notes. For a spring tea, these black leaves are large and thick. Lot was harvested in mid-April 2021. Tea garden is located at 620 meters. Small lot, taste is crafted to local custom. Not a tea made for export.  

Tea Facts. Cultivar is Da Bai that is typically made to high grades of Bai Mu Dan, a famous FuAn/Fuding area white tea. Here the leaves have been harvested larger and thicker reflecting the higher temperatures of mid-April. High elevation teas such as this offer greater amounts of aroma and flavor compounds.

Tasting Notes. Aroma offers light fruity notes. Taste is naturally sweet, decidedly fruity in flavors. This tea has body, plenty of mouth feel & a very pleasant aftertaste.

Brewing Suggestions. We steeped this tea at 195-205 F given its large leaves. We suggest 3 grams for 6-8 ounces of water. Steep for 2 minutes. 

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