It seems like I am on a white tea kick. So please feign your surprise that I am drinking and reviewing yet another white tea – this time White Peony. This tea was included in my white tea sampler from Adagio Teas.
Composition: White tea from the Fujian province of China.
Dry Visual: White Peony, known locally as Pai Mu Tan, is tea made from tea buds collected and withered prior to opening. This tea is fun to look at – the whole, unfurled leaves remind of Christmas. The leaves are various shades of large leaves and appear to have a fresh dusting of frost.
Dry Aroma: An earthy mix – part woodsy yet partially earthy.
Flavor: Very mild and delicate flavor – White Peony is naturally sweet. There is no need to add sweetener, but if you decide to only a dab is necessary. My recommendation would be Sugar in the Raw over Honey. White Peony is delicious; however, I did not see a significant difference between this tea, Silver Needle and Decadence. They are almost interchangeable.
Liquor: A rich but light golden color.
Brewing Time: Recommended brewing time is 7 minutes. I brewed for the recommended 7 minutes.
Manufacturer: Adagio Teas
Tomorrow, I’ll have to surprise you and drink a different tea for review and posting. Perhaps a good oolong or puerh. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!