Bai Mu Tan or White Peony is a white tea made up of 3 leaves - two top leaves & a downy bud. The down bud is easy to identify in the mix. It is grayish and is short and thin compared to the larger open green or brown tea leaves which are mature leaves.
The mix often has stems in the mix and this is normal. Some of the stems or midribs are actually the center part of the mature leaf. In processing and transporting the tea, the fragile leaves sometimes break leaving a the midrib as part of the mix.
Smooth & flowery with a hint of earthiness. from Fujian Province.