Tea of the Week - Swallow's Cave Wuyi Rock Oolong

2015 Wild Grown Fuding White Peony Bai Mu Dan 白牡丹
2019 Fuding High Mountain King Grade White Peony White Tea Bai Mu Dan - MeiMei Fine Teas
2019 Fuding High Mountain King Grade White Peony White Tea Bai Mu Dan - MeiMei Fine Teas
2019 Fuding High Mountain King Grade White Peony White Tea Bai Mu Dan - MeiMei Fine Teas
2015 While Grown White Peony White Tea - Meimei Fine Teas
2019 Fuding High Mountain King Grade White Peony White Tea Bai Mu Dan - MeiMei Fine Teas

2015 Aged Wild Grown Fuding White Peony Top Grade Bai Mu Dan 高级白牡丹

$ 22.00

 

Highlights

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" or "hou yun", an indication of a rare, high mountain, high quality tea.

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 cure cold and fever.

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 origin as terroir plays very important role in the tea quality and taste.  

Additional Info

Origin:                   Panxi village, Fuding county, Fujian province, China
Harvest Time:        Early April 2015
Elevation:              700 meters
Bush Varietal:        Fuding Da Bai Hao
Caffeine level:       Medium

 

Tasting Profile

 

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. 

Steeping Guide

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.