White Peony

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White Tea
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180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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  • “After several recommendations I only steeped this for 3min. Wow... still ncredibly dark. The liquor is a medium dark orange brown. Not delicate at all... and that makes me sad.” Read full tasting note
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  • “I have a lot of White Peony on my shelves from different companies because it's my favourite white tea and it's high time I started to drink it up. From Adagio I only have a 9g sample to try. I...” Read full tasting note
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From Adagio Teas

White tea from the Fujian province of China. White Peony, also known as Pai Mu Tan, is a sweet, mild tea made from unopened tea buds, as well as the two newest leaves to sprout. The freshly harvested leaf is allowed to wither dry in the sun. The natural oxidation which takes place during this withering gives White Peony beautiful, plush flavors (not unlike an oolong, flavor-wise). The nose is warm, floral and rich like fruit blossoms. The liquor is golden and bright. Clean, succulent floral-fruit flavor and rounded mouthfeel. If you are beginning your exploration of white tea, or even just tea in general, our White Peony tea will serve a wonderful introduction.

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Adagio Teas has become one of the most popular destinations for tea online. Its products are available online at www.adagio.com and in many gourmet and health food stores.

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Ok, I feel this tea has the same review and attributes as the Silver Needle except for a few minor tweaks. The only difference is in lieu of the crispiness and apple undertones, it is replaced with a creaminess. All White Peony teas remind me of a Chardonnay wine; the creaminess, the light buttery texture [or in tea’s case, mouth feel]. You can only really detect a minor mouth feel with Adagio’s White Peony, not like Steven Smith Teamaker’s which is a little more pronounced.

The aroma is very similar, but with more of a butter-cream mixed in with the fruit…it is a gauzy, transparent creaminess. I realize this description may sound like an oxymoron, but it fits.

The longer this tea steeps, it just slightly improves; it does not get strong or bitter at all.

The aftertaste is where the butter and cream show up for the party, but stays in the background. There is a slight linger on the tongue but dissipates quickly like a light breeze.

In conclusion, I do like and enjoy this tea, but there are better iterations out on the market, one in particular, Steven Smith Teamaker…his tea is absolutely delicious and sublime leaving you with wanting more. I would concur with other tea enthusiasts out there, Adagio Teas is a good starter for beginners wanting to steep themselves in the enjoyment and world of tea.

Update: My initial taste and review stands [1st infusion only], however, as with the Silver Needle, I used a smaller cup with less water and the flavor intensified. With this varietal, you can tell the difference between 1st and 2nd flush; because White Peony is considered the 2nd flush where as Silver Needle is the 1st flush and only the buds, therefore, this has a hint more “green” taste to it, since it is mixed in with the two top leaves along with the buds it possess the “green tea” characteristics. It is still delicious and delightful. I highly recommend this tea and brand.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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Golden with a faint floral aroma. Nice, but not out of the ordinary.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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Here’s another white tea that I like. I’ve also found that I may need to train my palate for the subtle taste that are in the lighter teas. It took 3 cups to actually begin to see the difference between White Symphony and Silver Needle. But I did and this has a more floral taste that I do like. I can recommend it and will most likely have it again.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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Flavor was a bit dull. I’ve definitely had better.

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This is my current favorite white tea. It’s sweet and flavorful, wonderful any time of the day!

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