I love how “shabby chic” White Peony tea looks like, unstructured and lacking in formal rules. The leaves look like they just woke up and didn’t have time to fix their hair yet!
Fluffy, some large and some small, oddly shaped, it’s beautifully disorganized.
Brewing it never fails me. It’s one of those I always go «Ahhh, yes, here you are, it’s been too long…» cause I usually shy away from white tea during winter but drink lots of it during summer season, cold or hot.
I am using the Gaiwan, I don’t measure or weigh it cause it’s too light, I just completely fill the vessel, it’s simpler.
It smells and tastes like hay warmed by the sun. It has beautiful notes of stone fruit, maybe apricot, and I also get some cucumber.
The second steep is always the best, it bursts with sweet melon juiciness, more stone fruit, hay still present.
Very relaxing and warming, a solid tea I can always rely on.
Welcome back to my life Bai Mu Dan!