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.
Health properties: Anti-oxidant rich.
Flavor strength: Subtle slightly sweet, Primary collection is all white, velvety finish
Caffeine: Mild to strong
I’m more of a “black tea person” and had never tried white tea. I was advised to drink some for health reasons and was pleasantly surprised at how refreshing White Peony was.
It tasted to me slightly like green tea but more complex and flavorful with none of the “bitterness” of certain green teas.
I will definitely order it again.
Thanks for your review Marie! Did you know that all tea comes from the same tea plant, the camellia sinensis? White is the least processed of the leaves, black is wilted and green is steamed. That is probably why you taste the similarities. Sip on!
I was hesitant to try a new flavor from a site I hadn’t ordered from before, but once I tried it...NO regrets. It was delicious! It arrived fairly quickly. I’m hoping to try more from this shop.
We couldn't be more happy to receive a review such as yours. We're pleased, you're pleased and look forward to providing additional premium tea to you in the future.