About White Peony (Bai Mudan)
- White tea is one of the most expensive and revered in China, it served in the court of the Chinese emperors.
- It is made from a tea bud and the top two leaves.
- It is one of the few teas that make entirely by hand; it cannot collect by a machine.
- For the production and collection of raw materials only allow professionals because the amount of tea leaves grown on plantations limited, so spoil the crop cannot afford any farmer.
- Bai Mudan has the unique fruity floral flavor obtained by the combination of tea buds and young leaves, as well as the experience of a tea master.
- It is not machined and therefore retains the greatest amount of useful substances gained from nature.
Production and Taste
Tea leaves harvested in the spring season. The basis is a small tea bud with white hair and two young leaves. The first step after collection is "withering" depending on the recipe master time may vary. Once the tea leaves are oxidized to the desired condition, it is dried, thereby fixing the result. At all stages, the leaves are treated with a special care in order to maintain its original shape.
Infusion has an almost transparent color with a yellowish tinge, but it does not mean tea tasteless. The taste is soft, rich with floral, fruity and slightly sweet aftertaste.
It is easy to drink, it does not have bitterness. Nutrients and essential oils will help to relax and lift your mood.
Health Benefits of White Peony Tea
Like any other tea "White Peony" has useful properties, which positively affect the human body, and by the fact that the tea contains tea buds, antioxidants therein is much higher than in an ordinary green tea.
Antioxidants fight free radicals that destroy the cells in the human body. Based on a recent study senior researcher John Weisburger of the Institute for Cancer Prevention Valhalla, N.Y. tea contains 10 times more polyphenol than vegetables and fruits.
More information about the beneficial properties of Bai Mudan you can search on the pages of Wikipedia, or in Google.
How to Prepare White Peony Tea
For infusing tea, we recommend using a glass teapot/cup and clean water.
- Water temperature: 70-90 degrees celsius.
- Housewares: transparent, porcelain or ceramic teapot or mug.
- The number of brewings: 4-8.
- The amount of tea and volume: 2-3 tsp. per 150 - 200 ml.
- Place the tea leaves into the teapot
- Pour water into the teapot
- After 10 seconds – throw out the water
- Pour water into teapot
- Leave the mixture for at least 45-90 sec. (We recommend increasing the duration of the next brewing by about 10-20 seconds)
- Drain the water out from teapot and your tea is ready to serve
Enjoy your tea! Tea Village Team.