White Peony | White Tea
Strong, yet cozy. Dark leaves signal “terranean” potential. Timber and shrubbery in aroma. Light in weight, but textured in mouthfeel. Cup character of a leaf pile and warm toast. Excellent tea for changing seasons.
Produced June 20, 2022 by Mr. Huang Hai Qiang in Fuding city of Fujian province – the home of white tea. It’s a “Bai Mu Dan” (translation “White Peony”) white tea which is defined as a 1 bud, 2 leaves pick. This particular lot was made from the Fuding Big Hair cultivar growing at approximately 1,500 feet. It’s withered fully in-house and after drying it’s rested one month before roasting it. Roasting white tea is not common, but the additional step removes some of the grassy character and gives it a slightly fuller and toasty appeal.
Ingredients: white tea
3 grams | 10-12 oz water | 195°F | Steep 3 min.
Traditional Steeping - Use 4 grams of tea in 150ml of 180°F water:
- 10 sec – rinse
- 1st steep – 15 sec
- 2nd steep – 10 sec
- 3rd steep – 20 sec
- 4th steep – 45 sec
- 5th steep – 90 sec
- 6th steep – 3 min
Number of Cups
2 oz makes 19 cups, 4 oz makes 38 cups, 1 lb makes 151 cups