White Tea – Bai mu dan
Product Name： Bai Mu Dan
Place of Origin： Fujian, China
Shelf Time： 3 years
Taste：fresh, sweet, mellow, unique floral taste
Tea tree: Da Bai Hao tea bush from Fuding, Fujian Province
Picking standard: One bud with one or two leaves
Shape: plump bud with tea leaves
Dried tea color: silver bud with slightly dark green leaves color
Taste：fresh, sweet, mellow, unique floral taste.
Tea soup color: light bright apricot
White Peony, known locally as Bai Mu Tan, is a delicate tea made from tea buds collected and withered prior to opening. The latest medical findings suggest that white tea may be a more effective cancer fighter than even green tea. These findings have brought white teas to a much wider audience. White tea one-year is called “Tea”, White tea three-year is called “Medicine”, White tea Seven-year is called “Treasure”.
" Bai Mu Dan" white peony is a slightly fermented white tea and the second grade of white tea after Silver Needle white tea. The reason it is called peony is that after brewing, the elegant shape of one bud with green leaves resembles a newly-open peony bud.
Since the White Peony is made from one bud with two leaves, its fragrance contains more floral aroma, but not as delicate as the Silver Needle; its taste is fuller than Silver needle, but not as delicate taste as silver needle.
1. 1 to 2 teaspoon (2 grams) of tea leaves is recommended for every 150ml (5 oz) of water.
2. Ideal water temperature is between 85C (185F) to 90C (194F). For the first and second brewing, leaves should be steeped for about one minute.
3. Gradually increase water temperature and steeping time for subsequent brewing. It is also recommended that you use porcelain or glass-based teaware. Warm the steeping vessels by rinsing them with hot water prior to brewing.
Brewing methods vary widely by tea and individual preferences. The brewing instruction above is a only a simple guideline but will produce an excellent cup nonetheless. As with any tea, do experiment and do share with us your brewing techniques to get the best out of this tea.