Its smooth, clean flavour reminds some connoisseurs of grilled chestnuts – but all agree that the long, slightly curled leaves resemble peony petals when steeped.
Picked a little later in Spring from the same plants as
Fujian Province’s legendary Silver Needles, similarly
rare and sought-after White Peony produces a pale
orange tea of exquisite flavour and delicate aroma.
Steep in just boiled water at least five minutes.
The leaves may be used more than once.