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Organic Snow Peony 2010

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190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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  • “Fantastic white tea, definitely has a stronger almost green tea flavor, but is still a white with all of the added health benefits. The undertone is slightly floral and very slightly nutty. ...” Read full tasting note
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From Red Blossom Tea Company

Shortages in available tea from Fujian province due to frost and rain led us to seek out a new source for a certified organic white tea in 2010. This year’s Organic Snow Peony or “Xue Ya” comes from an organic tea garden in Guangxi province. It is a relatively new cultivar developed from traditional white tea varieties, but crafted in a manner similar to green tea.

Once harvested, the down covered bud and leaf combination is roasted without the usual “fade” time traditionally used to craft white teas. The result is a tea that has the almond and apricot notes of a white tea, but does so with the lighter character of a green tea.

Water Temperature: 185°, or when small bubbles begin to form and steam is more visible.

Brewing Instructions: Use 1.5 tablespoons (double for a medium sized pot). Rinse tea for 1 second. Discard rinse water. Steep for 1-2 minutes. May be infused multiple times.

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Fantastic white tea, definitely has a stronger almost green tea flavor, but is still a white with all of the added health benefits. The undertone is slightly floral and very slightly nutty. Oversteeping this tea will ruin it. I steep for 30 seconds on the first infusion, 45-1min on the second and then about 2 min on the third. I have continued using the leaves longer than this and just steeped for longer, but it does lose some flavor past three steeps.

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190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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