Fujian Fuding White Peony Wild White Tea ~ 350g
Fujian Fuding White Peony, incorporates one bud and two tiny leaves, plucked in early spring, covered with tiny silver/white fuzz on one the underside and touting a deep sage green colour on the other.
The processing rules require this tea only be picked between March 15 and April 10. It is not picked on days that may be raining or if the dew has not dried or if there is frost on the ground. No purple buds are allowed and the stems must not be too long or too short. Leaves damaged by wind, handling, insects or partially open are rejected and put into a lower grade.
White Peony is grown primarily in the Fujian Province of China and it is made from very small buds and leaves that are plucked in early spring. The leaves are multi-coloured like autumn foliage. White Peony has a bold taste with hints of oak, nut and vanilla with an apricot colour brew. A delicate lingering fragrance and a fresh mellow sweet taste devoid of astringency or grassy flavour with a shimmering clear infusion. You will notice a very mild peony aroma when brewing the tea and a floral aroma.
Water temperature around 70 degrees and steep for 2 to 5 minutes, no longer as the tea will go bitter (try 2 minutes to start with). Always use the highest quality water to get the best results.
Leaves compressed at 350g weight now around 320g, this tea can be stored for many years.
Produced: Spring 2018