The Tao of Tea, Organic Bai Mudan White Tea, White Peony, 2 oz (57 g)9 Reviews
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0.43 lbs (0.2 kg)
- Product Code: TOT-21030
- UPC Code: 689951210302
- Package Quantity: 2 oz (57 g)
- Dimensions: 3.2 x 3.2 x 4.3 in, 0.35 lbs (0.16 kg)
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- Artisan Quality · Pure Leaf Teas · Fresh
- 100% Organic
- USDA Organic
- Brews 60 Cups
- Certified Organic by QAI
Origin - Fujian, China
Also known as 'Bai Mudan', White Peony is an organic, popular white tea.
Known as 'Bai Cha' in Chinese, white teas are made only from the newly sprouted 'buds' and young leaves of the tea plant. The leaf hair 'down' on these leaves provides a honey texture to the brew. The leaves are dried in direct sun with minimal or no oxidation. There are several grades of White Peony made and are distinguished by the age of the plants, season and quality of leaves.
Fujian Province, known as 'Min', is situated along China's southeastern coast. Fujian's mild, humid, subtropical and marine climate is especially conducive to tea cultivation. Fujian tea has a 1,600 year history. The earliest written record of tea production in Fujian is kept on a stone tablet at the 'Lian Hua Feng' (Lotus Peak) in Nan'an County.
Varietal & Technique
Original White teas are native to areas of China's Fujian province. In particular, Zhenghe and Fuding countries are recognized as traditional white tea making areas.
White Peony is made in early summer. The leaves during this time have distinct white hair that makes the brew texture smooth and refined.
Delicate, herbaceous, autumnal aroma with a very smooth, sweet, nutty flavor. Very low in caffeine content.
The Tao of Tea
Like the Tao, the art of tea is universal. We began our work with tea in 1997 to be a connecting thread for tea culture. Practicing the art on a daily basis in our teahouses in Portland, Oregon, we are a group of tea enthusiasts from different backgrounds and cultures. We travel, learn, take delight and seek to offer pure leaf teas with great flavor, artistry and soul. Our reward comes through actions that help people's lives, sustain the art of tea and promise a healthy environment.
Brew two teaspoons of leaf in eight ounces of pure spring water at 175F for four minutes. Provides at least two infusions.
100% organic white tea leaves.
iHerb Customer Reviews
I've heard wonderful things about white tea, but here most of our white teas aren't loose leaf so I haven't been very impressed. This is excellent. It has a subtle flavour, isn't heavy on the tannins, and a faint floral aroma. I don't know how else to describe it, except that it tastes elegant. It doesn't need milk or sugar, and is perfect as is!
I am an avid tea drinker and quite a snob when it comes to the green tea varieties. This tea is subtle and delicate just like a white tea should be. It is also truly low on the caffeine content (which sometimes is not always the case with certain brands of white tea depending on how overly processed it is.) I highly recommend this tea and would buy it all the time if it weren't too expensive for my price range.