2013 Fuding High Mountain White Peony Top Grade Bai Mu Dan 高级白牡丹
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 a fruity aroma with notes of dates, pear and a vanilla sweet finish.
White tea was once considered to be a medicinal tea in China. Chinese folk tradition indicates that white tea has medicinal benefits, especially for boosting the immune system and helping to fight cold and fever.
Most inferior white peony teas on the US market are not Fuding white tea, some are from other parts of China, and others are even from other countries. At Meimei Fine Teas, we only offer high quality teas from true origins as terroir plays a critical role in tea quality and taste.
Origin: Diantou, Fuding county, Fujian province, China
Harvest Time: Early April 2013
Elevation: 600 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, 4 grams (2 heaping tbsp) for 6 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.