2016 Aged Wild Grown Fuding White Peony White Tea Bai Mu Dan
Hailing from the core producing region of Fuding, Fujian province, this tea was plucked in early April pre-Ming and traditionally processed under the sun. White peony tea gained its beautiful name as a reflection of the white downy buds and the dry leaves that resemble peony flowers. High grade White Peony tea is composed of one bud to one or two leaves. Lower grade varieties on the market have very few buds, and are primarily composed of leaves.
This tea has delightfully orchid floral, is clean taste, creamy, very smooth, with notes of fresh pear and dates. It produces a strong aftertaste, which Chinese refer to as "hui gan", an indication of high mountain, high quality tea.
Chinese folk tradition indicates that white tea has medicinal benefits, especially for boosting the immune system and helping to cure cold and fever. There is Chinese saying regarding the aging benefits of Fuding white tea: "Year one a tea, year three a medicine, and year seven a treasure".
Most inferior white peony on the US market are not Fuding white tea, some are from other parts of China, some are even from other countries. As Meimei Fine Teas, we only offer high quality teas from the true single origin as terroir plays very important role in the tea quality and taste.
Tea name: 高级白牡丹
Origin: Panxi village, Fuding county, Fujian province, China
Harvest Time: Early April 2016
Elevation: 700 meters
Bush Varietal: Fuding Da Bai Hao
Caffeine level: Medium
It has strong orchid floral notes, very fresh, full bodied, has notes of dates, melon, hay, and a vanilla sweetness. It yields a strong aftertaste, or hui gan.
200F, 5g for 6-8 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1-2 minutes, 8 steepings. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.
This is a fluffy loose leaf tea and prone to broken leaves, so be gentle when scooping the tea out of the pouch and always handle with care.