White Peony

Bai Mu Dan

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    Taste: soya milk nuttiness with a thick creamy texture, hint of vanilla, sweet and floral finish. Nose: strong floral smell from wet leaves; pancake batter or Sharon Fruit smell from the tea itself.

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    Perfect white tea, has a special roast to it that I love.

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    Smells like sourdough bread, tastes a bit bready, slight acidity felt on the tongue, a little bit nutty.

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    Hint of vanilla. Notes of unsalted butter. Second infusion begins to taste of burnt root vegetables. Third and Fourth infusion tasted of honey roasted root veg.

    Recommends this tea
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    Hint of apricot (?), very tiny asparagus aftertaste, middle infusions had a more grassy taste and some sort of green nut in it. Mild sweetness/sweet aftertaste (dried fruit like apricot).

People often talk about tea grades and proclaim one as higher than the other. This is always subjective but often generally borne out in the taste.

However, White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) is often classed as the second highest grade white tea below Silver Needle and we think that this is nonsense. These are two very different tasting teas and both should be rightly hailed as immaculate (assuming that you find the good ones of course!).

White Peony is made combining the Silver Needle buds with larger leaves. The tea is then withered and dried allowing for some natural oxidation which turns the leaves dark and brittle.

For every bit of elegance and delicacy of a Silver Needle our White Peony counters with richness and warmth. The solution is to buy both of course!

This tea is suitable for ageing in much the same way as PuErh ageing.

White Peony Bai Mu Dan Chinese White Tea Loose Leaf

Chinese White Peony Bai Mu Dan Tea

Gong Fu Brewing Western Brewing
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
3.5 20 +10 7 0.6 120 +30 5