Organic Fuding White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) King Grade 2017
From its true origin, Fuding, Fujian province of China, this tea has a fruity aroma, notes of dates, melon and a vanilla sweetness. Great for those new to white tea or want to experience a pure exotic tea. A great everyday tea with excellent health benefits. It can be paired with a variety of food.
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.
This exquisite tea is from its true origin, Fuding county of Fujian province. It gained its beautiful name as the white downy bud and the dry leaves resembles peony flowers. Fuding is the original area for cultivation and production of white tea, dating back to the early nineteenth century. Fuding has a unique terroir with 90% hilly land, and is credited as the "Home of Chinese White Tea". White Tea has gained in popularity in recent decades and has been grown in other parts of China and some other countries in the world, but the quality and flavor vary significantly. Fuding white tea remains the most sought after white tea in China.
The making of white tea involves just three steps: picking, withering, and drying; the least processed of all teas. Since no firing or steaming process is involved (as with green tea), it is only slightly oxidized. As it ages, the taste becomes smoother and sweeter. It is truly a great everyday tea with a well-balanced taste as well as excellent health benefits. A great one to try for those new to white tea, or for those looking for a pure exotic tea with a similar mild and fruity taste. This tea has little astringency.
Origin: Fuding, Fujian province, China
Harvest Time: April 2017
Bush Varietal: Fuding Bai Hao
Caffeine level: Low
- Helps to boost immune system
- Rich in antioxidants, helps to reduce radiation
- Helps to reduce the effects of aging
- Helps to reduce blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol
- Helps to detox the body
Fruity aroma with a hint of hay, full bodied, and has notes of dates, melon and a vanilla sweetness.
185oF, 4 grams (2 heaping tbsp) for 8 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1-2 minutes, 3-4 steeps. 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.