2019 Advanced White Peony
This tea has been aged with proper room temperature since 2019. A good quality White Peony tastes better when the tea has been aged for at least a year. The flavor, body, and aftertaste come out more distinctly than when it is freshly picked.
This tea is made of two types of young tea leaves and unopened tea buds. A long time ago, White Peony tea, or "Bai Mu Dan," was made for lower-class consumers who couldn't afford the top-quality Silver Needle white tea.
Many young white teas are considered milder in flavor. White peony matches better in the west where they prefer a much stronger flavor, like black tea. White peony has a balance of natural sweet dew flavors from the unopened buds mingled with the fresh, woody aroma of the young leaves.
This tea can be brewed using the gongfu style up to 15 times with a medium temperature of 190° Fahrenheit, or you can brew this tea at a higher temperature of 205° Fahrenheit for a more robust and complex flavor.
Origin: Fuding, China
Notes: Fresh, Full-bodied, Honey Dew, Woody
Wild Silver Needle White Tea
This award-winning white tea is handpicked and handcrafted during the first week of spring. It's a tricky thing to pick silver needle white tea. There is a short window time in a year when the tea can be plucked. Each tea must be carefully handpicked and the farmer must make sure each bud is consistent in weight and size. It takes five thousand buds to just make one pound of silver needle white tea.
There is a lot of misunderstanding about how to properly store or brew white tea. High-quality white tea should age well. The older the white tea, the sweeter, and more complex it became. You should also be able to boil this type of white tea without making it bitter. It is a very easy tea to brew.
Brew the tea with lower temperature and you will get a sweet refreshing honeydew-like flavor. Brew the tea with higher temperatures, and you will get a complex, ripe melon-like flavor. You must be willing to experiment with brewing white tea. Who knows, you might even get yourself a sudden feeling of euphoria.
Harvest Year: 2020 Spring
Alternate Name: Bai Hao Yin Zhen
Origin: Zhenghe County, China
Notes: Ripe Melon, Fresh Spinach, Fresh Wildflowers, Honey