White Peony

Bai Mu Dan

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    Nectarine, camomile, honey, citrus, dry grass.

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
Water
Temp
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
Infusions
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
Infusions
90°c
195F
3.5 20 +10 7 0.6 120 +30 3

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