A delighful surprise for someone who doesn’t often stray from black teas. Intriguing, full flavor. Not watery as so many white teas tend to be.
“A delighful surprise for someone who doesn't often stray from black teas. Intriguing, full flavor. Not watery as so many white teas tend to be.” Read full tasting note
“Mild tea, slight taste of vanilla. Very typical of white tea. Vanilla scent is more prominent in the aroma of the liqueur than in the taste. Main flavor is lightly earthy. After taste is about the...” Read full tasting note
“Really pleasant White Peony with a good ratio of leaves to buds (silver needles) which reminds me of high quality White Peony I've had in the past. After a first quick brew as recommended it was...” Read full tasting note
“Very subtle. Almost to the extent that I wondered if I steeped it correctly. I did pick up some flavor notes. I'm so new to white teas I don't think I can recommend it or not. ” Read full tasting note
Easy to brew and easy to enjoy, this beautiful straw colored liquor has notes of chestnut, malt, and flowers and a certain intoxicating purity both visually and in taste. White tea is the least processed of all the styles – and it’s character is as close as it gets to the true essence of tea.
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Mild tea, slight taste of vanilla. Very typical of white tea. Vanilla scent is more prominent in the aroma of the liqueur than in the taste. Main flavor is lightly earthy. After taste is about the same, with a hint of the vanilla. Leaves were small with a white fuzz. They appear almost unprocessed. Steeped leaves have a very vegetal scent, almost grassy. This would be a good daily tea, not over powering but light and tasty.
Really pleasant White Peony with a good ratio of leaves to buds (silver needles) which reminds me of high quality White Peony I’ve had in the past. After a first quick brew as recommended it was very light, subtle and a hint of lemon with nutty tones emerged and slowly evolved with more steeps into a more earthy green flavor.
Flavors: Earth, Green, Lemon, Nutty
Origin: Fujian, China
Dry Leaf: This is a very fresh, herbal and sweet- scented white peony! Nice mix of green leaves and lots of silver needles mixed in too.
Method: I weighed this tea because white peony is so light as a feather that I wanted to get the Steepster parameters in grams bc they always have great brewing instructions. By weighing it (total of 6 grams), I ended up using the whole package in my infuser for a two cup (16oz) pot, Western style. 190F and steeped for 2 minutes.
Wet Leaf: Smell like pumpernickel bread, green leaves and fresh.
Liquor: Pretty pink champagne color, sweet honey scent. As it cools, the scent of butter shortbread or biscuits is very inviting!!
Flavor: Rich, creamy, sweet, very full-bodied white peony!! There is a tiny tiny hint of a vegetal flavor which I will compare to water chestnut or sunchoke,,it is very subtle. This is one of the better white peonies I have tried and I have tried a few because I love white tea!! Wow!!! Steepster is not playin’ around,,they have sourced some really good teas for their new store!!!! Love it!!
Re steeped these leaves and the flavor is still delicious and full, no bitterness or astringency in the second steeping either. Very good quality tea.
Paired some fresh figs from my tree with this tea and that is a perfect pairing bc they have similar notes. Two pots of this on a desert July afternoon,,I am tea drunk now lol!! Good stuff!!
From the Steepster Select Box; June, 2014
Flavors: Baked Bread, Cookie, Cream, Honey
The smell of these leaves are amazing, flowers and jasmine. A very subtle white tea with notes of straw, but it quickly weakened after the first steeping which I had left longer than the recommended time. With a little bit of added sweetness some floral notes come alive.
Flavors: Flowers, Straw, Vegetal