2013 Aged Fuding White Peony White Tea Bai Mu Dan Nature's Beauty Cake
This exquisite tea is from its true origin, Fuding county of Fujian province. Fuding is the original area for cultivation and production of white tea, dating back to the early nineteenth century, and is credited as the "Home of White Tea".
White Peony, or "Bai Mu Dan" in Chinese, is picked with one bud and one or two leaves from the Fu Ding Da Bai varietal.
This tea was a treasure find in Victoria's souring trip to Fuding in 2016. The varietal is the local varietal called Cai Cha, which produces better taste than the most common varietal Fuding Bai Hao. This tea is produced by the very respected white tea producer, Shun Ming Dao of Fuding from the high mountain area of Dian Tou, harvested in April 2013, sun dried and stored for three years, then compressed into cakes in 2016. After 8 years of aging, this tea has developed strong honey notes, with a taste of dates and a hint of cantaloupe, smooth, very soothing, with strong sweet aftertaste or Huigan. If you are a white tea lover, you should definitely give it a try.
One cake weighs 300g.
Origin: Fuding, Fujian, China
Varietal: Local varietal called Cai Cha
Harvest Time: April 2013, pressed into cakes in 2016
Bush Varietal: Fuding Da Bai Hao (White Downy Hair)
Caffeine level: Medium
It has strong honey notes, a taste of dates and a hint of cantaloupe, smooth, full bodied, very soothing with strong sweet aftertaste. It becomes sweeter in the later steepings. It can be paired with a variety of food.
205oF, 4g (1-2 tbsp) for 6 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 0.5-1 min, up to 10 steepings. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.