White Peony Loose Tea

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Item No. MSTR342964
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With minimal processing, this loose leaf white tea maintains its exquisite delicacy of taste and floral sweetness.

  • Full Description

    Known for its subtly sweet and refreshing taste, white tea is made from the youngest two leaves and a bud from each bush and experiences very little processing: the leaves are simply dried in the sun, or inside to control temperature and humidity.

    Our signature loose leaf White Peony or “Bai Mu Tan” tea was first created in Fujian Province in 1922: the downy leaves are harvested at the very start of spring, and lightly dried to stop the process of oxidation. Unlike black or green teas, there's no twisting, rolling or even steaming – the leaves are barely touched.

    • Origin:  China

    • Tea type:  White

    • Number of servings (using 2tsp/ 2g per cup):  25g = 12 cups

    • Ideal for using with:  Glass Pao Infuser MugChelsea Glass Teapot with Infuser and Infusers & Strainers

  • Ingredients

    White Tea

    Suitable for vegetarians and vegans

  • Product Specifications
    Code: MSTR342964

    Weight: 25g

    Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours. Once opened, store in an airtight container.

  • Delivery & Returns

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    £3.95
    FREE over £20

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    £6.95

     

     

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    FREE
    Available at select stores

    International Delivery

    from £7.00

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  • Reviews

TEA TYPE

White

TASTE PROFILE

Sublimely delicate, with the sweetness of a ripe cantaloupe melon

FOOD PAIRING

Something light so as not to overpower the tea

Numerology

NO.

3

We’ve given our White Peony tea the number 3 – that’s the number of parts in the picking of the leaf, the youngest two leaves and a bud from each bush.

Brew the Perfect cup

Teaspoons (2 grams)

2

1 cup

200ml water

80 degrees

time

2-3 mins

Origin: China

The origins of tea lie in China: legend has it that it was discovered when a few leaves fell into the mythical emperor Shennong's cup of hot water. Today China produces thousands of different varieties ranging from black and green tea to more unusual teas, like puerh or yellow tea.

White Tea

White tea's the least processed type of tea: unlike green or black tea, there's no heating or oxidation involved. Instead the freshly picked leaves are simply left to dry in the sun. The result is a sweetly delicate infusion, often singing with complex floral notes.