Organic Snow Peony 2010
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.