Superior White Peony
$12.00 – $36.00 — available on subscription
Superior White Peony hails from China’s southeastern coastal province, Fujian, which is famous for producing the world’s finest white teas. Our White Peony is hand-picked, with harvesters meticulously selecting the uppermost trio of young shoots: one unopened bud, and two immediate young leaves. The tea is partially sun-dried prior to oxidation, and then lightly roasted to rid the leaves of any remaining moisture. Great care is taken to ensure that each trio of leaves remains intact, and that the natural appearance of the tea plant is preserved. Superior White Peony displays a sweet, mellow, and slightly fruity flavor profile, and a shimmering honey-gold infusion. A velveteen mouth feel yields to a long and surprisingly complex finish, in which a variety of floral notes emerge.
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.
We recommend brewing in a pre-warmed Gaiwan with 3-5 grams of tea, and water temperatures between 175 and 190 degrees Fahrenheit (80-90 Celsius) for 2-3 minutes. Experimenting with different temperatures and steeping times is, of course, always encouraged.
Has the nice, sweet finish seems to be emblematic of a good bai mudan.
I did a side-by side comparison of 3 white teas.
Superior White Peony: I liked this the best. The brew is darker tan than the other 2 white teas. I enjoy this flavor with slight hint of fruity notes. It is also the least expensive.
Organic White Peony: Milder taste than than Superior White Peony. Slightly bitter.
Everyday White: Mildest taste of these 3 white teas. Slightly bitter.
This is the tea I drink daily. I have enjoyed this wonderful tea for many years. If you enjoy white tea, this will give you a pleasant daily experience. Plus the price is good. Please take care.
Too many stems.