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Fuding White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) Cake 2015

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White Tea from its true origin, Fuding, Fujian province is the most sought after tea in China. This tea was picked in late spring, 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. 

White tea was once considered to be a medicinal tea in China.There is a Chinese saying about Fuding white tea: year one a tea, year three a medicine, and year seven a treasure. So the more aged the white tea, the more precious it becomes. Chinese folk tradition indicates that white tea has medicinal benefits, especially for boosting the immune system and helping to cure cold and fever.

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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 the peony flowers. 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. Although white teas from other countries maybe more widely available, 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. The making of white tea involves just three steps: picking, withering, and drying. Since no firing or steaming is involved (as with green tea), it is only slightly oxidized. This tea was picked in late 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.

There is a Chinese saying about Fuding white tea: year one a tea, year three a medicine, and year seven a treasure. So the more aged the white tea, the more precious it becomes. 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. 

    190-195oF, 4g (1 tbsp) for 8-10 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1-2 min,  3-5 steepings. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.