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 leaf pile and warm toast.
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