Tea: Mutan White

A White Peony Tea from Harney and Sons

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Brand:Harney and Sons
Style:White Peony Tea
Region:Fu'an, Fujian, China
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Product page:Mutan White

Review of Mutan White

8 of 104 of 54 of 584 of 100
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I thought this was an above-average white peony or bai mu dan.

Dry leaf smells different from any other White Peony tea I've tried, notes of candied citrus peel, a sort of bittersweet smell, a slight pungency, almost hinting at camphor. I'm intrigued, and eager to try this to see what kind of cup this leaf produces.

The brewed cup has a much more typical smell...light, floral, and slightly fresh. All the weird aromas of the dry leaf are gone, the cup smells pretty normal.

Flavor is relatively bold. Although the cup is very clean tasting, and clear, and light in color, the flavor is rich and full.

The only downside is a slight sourness in the finish, and perhaps a bit more lingering astringency than I'd like. These qualities were diminished by a briefer (2 minutes or less) steeping. Feels fairly caffeinated to me.

Able to be resteeped, but I found if using a 3 minute first infusion, the second cup was weaker than the first no matter how long I steeped it. For this reason, and the greater smoothness, I liked a 2 minute first steep. The second cup was clean, still had some aroma, and decent flavor. Easy to drink and inoffensive, but not as satisfying as the first cup.

Great price too!

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