Black Fruits Pai Mu Tan
East meet west in this Bai Mu Dan white tea blended with black currants, huckleberry, and blackberry common to Southern Oregon. This is the highest grade of white tea available before one enters the stratosphere in pricing for white teas such as Peony White Needle Tea. This white tea, originally produced in China’s Fujian Province, is unique. Pai Mu Tan leaves are plucked from a special varietal tea bush called Narcissus or chaicha bushes. The leaves are not steamed or pan-fired (the process used in green teas). The leaves are naturally withered and dried in the sun. Only special ‘two leaves and a bud’ are selected. These leaves must show a very light green almost gray white color and be covered with velvet peach fuzz down.