Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Earthbound Tea
White Mu Dan Peony or “White Peony” is a rare tea that comes from the Fujian province in China. Only the tips and the beginning of the first two leaves are plucked. When infused, this tea has a unique nutty flavor that is mild and sweet.
There are a lot of tea companies out there, and it would seem that most of them have a White Peony or Bai Mu Dan white tea in their inventory. However, one shouldn’t assume that just because they are all “White Peony” or “Bai Mu Dan” teas that they are all alike… because I’ve tasted some very good quality Bai Mu Dan teas and some not so great Bai Mu Dan teas. This one is a very good one!
This is actually one of the stronger white teas I’ve encountered. It has a very smooth character with deliciously sweet nutty notes. While many white teas tend to be “delicate” – often to the point of having an undistinguished flavor – this White Peony stands out amongst them.
I would recommend this White Peony to the white tea skeptics out there that find white tea to be too weak or bland. This White Mu Dan Peony may just change their thoughts about white tea!