Clear slightly pale cup with a fresh aroma and a smooth velvety flavor. Delicate jammy notes reminiscent of Keemun.
Country of Origin: China
Region: Fujian Province
Grade: Grade #1
Altitude: 2000 – 4000 ft above sea level
Manufacture type: Naturally withered and sundried
Cup characteristics: Clear slightly pale cup with a fresh aroma and a smooth velvety flavor. Delicate jammy notes reminiscent of Keemun
Infusion: Pale yellow
Ingredients: Luxury white tea
Hot tea brewing method: When preparing by the cup, this tea can be used repeatedly (à la chinoise) – about 1-2 times. The secret is to use water that is about 75-80’C. Place 1-2 teaspoons of leaves in your cup and let the tea steep for 3-6 minutes. Then begin enjoying a cup of enchantment – do not remove the leaves from the cup. Once the water level is low – add more water, and so on – until the tea flavor is exhausted. Milk or sugar will mask the delicate characters of this tea and are not recommended. Look at the pattern of the leaves – they foretell life.
Iced tea-brewing method: It is not customary to make iced tea from white tea, nevertheless if you wish to do so we would recommend the following method: Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.]
Pai Mu Dan is what is known as a Chinese white tea. White tea is the least processed of all types of tea, and therefore contains the least amount of natural caffeine, and the most health benefits. Pai Mu Tan has a delicate flowery taste to it, and steeps quite a light color. White tea is quite delicious and refreshing without any sweetener!