White Peony Special Grade - NEW!

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This is a high-grade White Peony, and you'll notice that the tea leaves are green with abundant silvery leaf buds.  Lesser quality teas of this type are brown, which indicates unintentional oxidation.  This tea has a roasted chestnut flavor with a note of lotus blossom.  One of our favorite new teas!

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  • 2.0-2.5 tsp per 8 oz of water, 195°F, 5 min

    • Grown on the mountains of Fujian, China, this tea consists of silver buds and fresh young leaves and steeps into a beautiful golden yellow color with an unexpectedly robust flavor and texture 
    • Chinese for White Peony is Bai Mu Dan
    • It has a subtle sweetness that is buttery and light, with pleasing, slightly astringent vegetal notes (somewhat like buttered and steamed green beans) with a nice chestnut finish
    • Notice the notes of fresh hay, and the long, smooth aftertaste
    • A calming cup, but you'll be anxious for more
    • There are two major types of white tea: Silver Needles and White Peony
    • Silver Needles is made up of only leaf buds while White Peony consists mainly of tea leaves with a few leaf buds
    • It's almost impossible to over steep White Peony or Silver Needles
    • Chèvre or another gentle soft cheese
    • Basmati rice
    • Rice or tapioca pudding
  • China, Fujian Province white tea: 100%

  • Snow Peach, White Riesling, Silver Needles

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