Bai Mu Dan White Tea - Organic - Fair Trade

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Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:White Peony Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Fujian, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Bai Mu Dan White Tea

This tea's info last updated: Sep. 7, 2010

Commercial Description

... This superb white tea is made from the uppermost two leaves and a bud, plucked in early spring and withered and dried in the sun before the buds are able to open. These leaves are green with plenty of buds that show a very light green almost grey white color, covered with a delicate velvety down. The pale green infusion has a delicate lingering fragrance, and a mellow sweetly vegetal taste.

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Reviewer pic93 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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This may be tied with TeaVivre for my favorite white peony--yet the two teas are like day and night. TeaVivre's is so light, and I found this to be rich, full-bodied, and dark. Pleasing and unusually strong for a white tea.

Broken leaf has a highly heterogeneous appearance, with small whole leaves, large broken pieces of leaf, and some pieces of downy tips. Leaf looks dark in color for white peony tea.

Upon brewing, produces a medium-dark cup with a very pleasing, creamy quality. Aroma suggests rice or oatmeal, and autumn leaves, with a hint of vanilla. Moderately astringent but in a way that I find makes this tea refreshing. A bit of a metallic quality in the finish however, making this tea seem more cooling than typical. The finish seems to have more greener character, with a few floral and vegetal notes coming out.

Strong. I recommend using little leaf. Flavor is rich, considerably sweet. A pleasant astringency in the finish.

Very pleasing to drink. Interesting in that it tastes dark upon sipping and seems to lighten up as I drink it. Most similar in character to Adagio's white peony, but I think more complex. Among my favorite of the darker versions of this tea.

Really good price for a tea of this quality, even without the organic and fair trade certification.
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