Country of Origin: China
Region: Fu-ding, Fujian Province
Shipping Port: Fuzhou
Grade: Pai Mu Tan
Altitude: 2000’ – 4000’ feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: White Tea – Naturally withered
Infusion: Pale yellow
Ingredients: Bai Mu Dan white tea, orange peel, almonds, rose petals, cinnamon chips, apple pieces, and cinnamon orange spice holiday flavor.
Information: White Christmas… it brings to mind snowy days, warming ourselves by the fireplace with family and friends, the scent of Christmas trees and wishing the holiday lasted longer. Primarily only offered during the holiday season, but we like to enjoy this tea year round with family and friends. A great tea to serve with sweets and pastries.
Hot Tea Brewing Method: This tea can be used repeatedly (à la chinoise) – about 3 times. The secret is to use water that is about 180’F or 80’C. Place 1 tsp of leaves per cup in your teapot and steep for 3 minutes. Then begin enjoying a cup of enchantment – do not remove the leaves from the pot. Once the water level is low – add more water, and so on – until the tea flavor is exhausted. Alternatively for 1 time use, add boiling water and steep for 3-5 minutes according to taste. 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: 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.]