Premium White Peony white tea comes from a Chinese province Fujian and it’s one of the most famous Chinese white teas. This tea is being sold by Teavivre.
Name: Premium White Peony (Bai Mudan) Tea
Tea Vendor: Teavivre (China)
Type: Chinese white tea
Other names: Bai Mu Dan, Pai Mu Tan
Premium White Peony white tea – description
White Peony or Bai Mu Dan or Pai Mu Tan is one of the most popular Chinese white teas in the West.Bao Mu Dan comes in different qualities, with different shapes of leaves and in different tastes. I already wrote about two Bai Mu Dan teas and tried to compare them to show you how much same tea can differ. The price od Premium White Peony White tea from Teavivre is 9.90 USD for 50 grams.
Premium White Peony white tea from a tea vendor Teavivre comes from Fuding, Fujian province. The overall impression these tea leaves give is – green. They smell really fresh, the scent is strong and little bit hay like. They contain a lot of buds with white hairs. Even the empty bag left for a few days still smells incredibly intensive and fresh.
150ml water, 7 grams of tea, water temperature od 85 degrees Celsius, 25,45,70,180 seconds steepings. I always find quite interesting the fact that such a great amount of tea leaves is making only 5 grams of tea. This is especially to be kept in mind if you are not using any kitchen scale for measuring leaves. First steeping gives a liquor of yellow-ocher color. It tastes quite fresh, with highly noticeable note of freshly mowned, but dried hay and smokey subdued fruity-flowery note. There is not even a trace of bitterness. Second steeping results in a liquor that is more intensive and stronger, more fruity and the dried hay note changes to wet hay note. It’s really interesting how this dry-wet hay notes interchange through steepings. Third steeping leaves a dry mouth, and it’s quite milder. Fourth and final steeping really dries the mouth and leaves a traces of possible bitterness. This tea does not contain much sweetness, but it’s quite fresh.
In comparison with the previous White Peony white tea I have reviewed from organic farming (same tea vendor), organic one was much better. However, even this tea is more superior than any other variant from supermarkets in most of the western markets. Quite good tea, it definitely meets all criteria to be called good, but not exceptional. It’s very good cooled down.