Our Spring White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) comes from Fuding County, Fujian Province where the best white teas in the world are found. Its two leaf and one bud combination is picked from the Da Bai tea tree in mid-April after the individual tea buds that make up Silver Needle have been gathered.
Once picked, the leaves undergo a gradual "fade" over 30 hours, during which time the leaves are slightly enzymatically oxidized before they are given a final low temperature bake. This classic white tea crafting method preserves the natural character of the tea leaves whilst at the same time enhancing the sweetness and mouth feel of this tea.
White Peony brews a light golden infusion with a hint of sweetness reminiscent of dried apricot and almonds.