White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) - organic

Organic, leaves are vibrant colors, offers flavors of grapes to honey and nectar.

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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Item Number:
W-WP-O-8
Type:
White
Province:
Fujian
$23.50
per
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  • 4
    Excellent, floral white

    Posted by Leo 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.