Bai Mu Dan

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Style:White Peony Tea
Product page:Bai Mu Dan

This tea's info last updated: Jun. 28, 2017

Commercial Description

(RateTea Translation) A typical white tea, the leaves kept in their natural form. The infusion is pale yellow, delicately aromatic and fresh.

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Reviewer pic56 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
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The first few attempts at making this tea didn't turn out good at all, kind of sour and unpleasant. It is the first white tea I try, so it might be because of that. I decided just now to actually have a look at the instructions on the box instead of making it like a green tea. I was surprised to see it recommend a 5-minute steep with boiling water, because my tea thermometer recommends 70-80°C for white tea. So I also checked brewing instructions of similar teas from different companies which recommended slightly lower temperatures (85-90°C) and similar to longer steeping times.
I compromised and steeped it at 90°C for 5 minutes this time.

I don't know, it still tastes sour though slightly less unpleasantly than before. Also nutty, which I remember from before, but definitely not flowery, which other reviewers have said about other Bai Mu Dan teas.

It's possible I don't know how to deal with white teas yet, but this might also be low quality. However it is, I don't particularly like it.

EDIT: A few weeks after reviewing it, I'm trying it again and find that it almost pleasantly surprised me. The flavour is richer than I remembered. It still tastes a little sour, but it feels kind of integrated with the rest of the flavour profile. I'm not sure if that's supposed to be there or something I still need to work around.
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