Tea: White Peony

A White Peony Tea from Octavia Tea - O Organic

Picture of White Peony
Brand:Octavia Tea
Style:White Peony Tea
Region:Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:1 View All
Product page:White Peony

Review of White Peony

AromaFlavorValueTotal
8 of 105 of 55 of 590 of 100
ExcellentExcellentOutstanding

Excellent! Another sample served at Velvet Sky Bakery.

The leaf was rather broken, but this may have been due to being packed in the small sample container: this is a very fragile, large-leafed tea.

Brews up a clear, light-colored cup that is on the delicate side for a white peony. Aroma is floral, with notes of sweet rice. The floral qualities are evolving and complex, hard to describe, but very interesting. Flavor is relatively bold: sweet, with a faint bitterness and hint of umami or savory quality. Very low astringency. The flavor tastes much more balanced than a lot of lighter white teas that, to me, seem either weak or thin.

Resteeps well. I only brewed two cups, but the spent leaves were still aromatic, suggesting that it might be possible to brew a third, especially if using shorter steeps.

An excellent tea. I think I prefer the slightly darker white peony teas, but this was among the best of the lighter examples of this tea that I've ever tried.

I also think the price is excellent on this tea. Definitely among the best white peony teas that I've tried!

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