Imperial White Peony and Rose
$27.00 – $99.00 — available on subscription
Classic White Peony tea is made from downy buds that have two small leaves attached to their base (termed two leaves and a bud). The two leaves cradling the bud are said to resemble the shape of peony flower petals. Our Imperial White Peony with Rose is made from specially produced Fujian white tea generously blended with the finest dried rose petals.
Fujian, China: Fujian is a coastal province in southeastern China where the finest oolong, white, and jasmine teas are produced. According to the written record, teas have been produced there for well over 1,600 years. Growers currently produce five different categories of tea, most of which originated in the province.
The beauty of Imperial White Peony with Rose is best appreciated through traditional Gaiwan preparation. In a pre-warmed Gaiwan place 3-4 grams of tea and cover with 80C (176F) water and infuse for 1-3 minutes. Re-steep by gradually increasing infusion time and water temperature.
I ordered my wife the Imperial white peony with rose petals tea and the entire ordering process was so easy. The tea arrived within a couple of days and it was just as good at home as it is in the restaurant. We can’t wait to travel back to SF for more!
I usually prepare unflavored teas but occasionally enjoy jasmine and other subtle floral scents. The white peony tea and roses have a wonderful freshness and delicate flavor, making for a very pleasant combination.
This is another of my go to teas. I like to drink white tea when I want minimal caffeine. I like to have flavor in my white tea and most are very subtle, with minimal flavor. In this one, the rose comes through nicely – still subtle, but more flavor than most other white teas.