White Peony is a very delicate tea, but stronger than Silver Needle. It has a bright yellowish color. Expect light sweetness, full mouthfeel, refreshing, light melon and dried hay flavor, and hints of floral and baked notes. White Peony has no bitterness. It’s one of those teas you should always make from loose leaves rather than tea dust or fanning's.
History and origin of the tea
White Peony originates from Fuding in Chinese Fujian Province. But what’s even more interesting is that Fujian is the origin of all white tea, and it’s still producing some of the best and highest quality white teas. Fuding and Zhenge are two main white tea producing areas in Fujian, but not the only ones. Although the original White Peony will always come from China, today you can find Ceylon or Indian White Peony too. They will have a distinctive flavor profile matching the terroir.
What are white peony flowers?
White peony flowers are a type of flowers both popular and important throughout Asia. Although this tea is named White Peony, it doesn’t contain any white peony flowers. While it’s still not quite clear how White Peony got its name, there are different explanations. Some suggest it’s because of its delicacy and sophistication, others think it’s because of the appearance of the leaves, and some even say the tea has a light peony aroma. No matter the reason, White Peony is a very elegant, mellow and extremely beautiful tea.
Steeping Temp: 88°C
Steeping Time: 3 - 5 min mins.
Grade or Quality: Leaf
Infusion Aroma: Fruity
Infusion Color: Light Amber
Infusion Strength: Medium-Strong