Fuding White Peony Bai Mu Dan White Tea Cake 2015
White Tea from its true origin, Fuding, Fujian province is the most sought after tea in China. This tea was picked in April, sun dried and stored, and compressed into cakes in winter for easy storage and transit. As it ages, the taste becomes smoother and sweeter. It has a taste of dates and hint of cantaloupe, smooth, full bodied, very soothing. It can be paired with a variety of food. A great every day tea for all seasons. What is more, it is easy to brew and forgiving.
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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 dates 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 its 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. However, Fuding white tea remains the most sought after white tea.
White Peony, Bai Mu Dan in Chinese, is picked with one bud and two leaves from the Fu Ding Da Bai varietal, the same varietal as the other two white teas: silver needles and Shou Mei. This tea was picked in April, sun dried and stored, and hand compressed into cakes for easy storage and transit. As it ages, the taste becomes smoother and sweeter. It is a great every day tea as refreshment and great paired with food.
Chinese folk tradition indicates that white tea has medicinal benefits, especially for boosting the immune system and helping to cure cold and fever. Aged white tea is not only a valuable tea to drink, but also a great investment.
Origin: Fuding, Fujian, China
Harvest Time: April 2015
Bush Varietal: Fuding Da Bai Hao (White Downy Hair)
Caffeine level: Medium
It has a taste of dates and hint of cantaloupe, smooth, full bodied, very soothing. It can be paired with a variety of food.
185oF, 4g (1 tbsp) for 8-10 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1 min, 3-5 steepings. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.