A young monk asked the wise tea master Lao Cha:
– Shifu, what tea is capable of cooling one down during the hot summer days and warming one up during the cold nights in the mountains?
– It's Bai Mudan White Tea. This tea is healthy and mellow, and the slightly sweet taste makes it easy to enjoy.
Our Organic "White Peony" Bai Mudan White Tea is made of Shi Sheng Miao – a traditional local Yunnan cultivar. It differs from other cultivars in being grown from seeds rather than cuttings. The tea garden sits at 1800 meters elevation where it is covered in forest, with ample rainfall and fog, producing a pristine environment without the need for fertilizer.
The tea buds of our White Peony tea are strong and thick. Visible white hair-covered buds emerge amidst the intensive dark green leaves with a delicate fresh aroma. Brewing reveals a clear, almond-yellow tea soup. The tea is light, clear, and refreshing. Its mellow mouthfeel combines with a soft soy milk finish.
White Peony Bai Mudan White Tea is an excellent choice for those who want to experience white tea. It stands between the subtle aroma and delicate freshness of Silver Needles and the ripe, mellow taste of Shou Mei. This way, it combines the best of both worlds and makes for an enchanting tea experience in the world of white tea.
Wuliang Mountain (meaning Endless Mountain) - is a famous tea-growing region near Pu'er City in Yunnan. It has been a source of high-quality tea since old times. Here is how the ancients described this piece of land: "Its towering heights penetrate the clouds, one can't climb it; its surface is so vast one can't measure it." According to the legend, tea cultivation in the region began more than 2000 years ago. Then, the mythical Zhuge Liang taught people how to grow and process tea leaves. Although this might be hard to prove, the local Yi minority claims they have cultivated tea on the mountain's slopes for 60 generations now.
Wuliang Mountain has a unique tea-growing environment. Tall and majestic, stretching for hundreds of miles, it reaches above 3000 meters above sea level. Its lowest point is still above 1000 meters. The abundant rainfall and mild climate form a natural surrounding, veiled in clouds and mists throughout the year. The tea gardens mainly consist of old wild trees. They're scattered in a belt of 1600 - 2200 meters above sea level. The superior natural conditions create a unique terroir for the locally-grown tea.
The producer of our White Peony Tea, Mr. Young, is a tea farmer living in Pu'er, Yunnan. He is a well-experienced, knowledgeable, creative, and curious tea master. He loves innovation and isn't afraid to experiment.
“Mellow” is a perfect way to describe the taste of this tea in my opinion. The taste doesn’t overwhelm or stand out so much that it’s “disruptive” in the enjoyment of the tea. Never having ordered it before, I wasn’t sure what to expect exactly. It’s become another “go-to” for me.
This is a very well balanced White Peony: sweet, thick and enough bite to bring it all together. I’m going to age 100 grams for a few more years and see where it goes. Another nice offering.
Love this one. Super smooth, silky and nutty. I had to adjust steeping directions though. It was bitter at 185 for 5 mins. I did 2 mins at 175 and it was perfect. So smooth and delicious.
This tea was really great. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves white tea or is curious about trying it. In fact, this maybe my new favorite out of this category.
I'm really enjoying this tea, with it's light and unpretentious fragrance, soft grassy notes. Can't wait to try more teas from the shop!