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Silver Peony

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White Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by Lee
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165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 15 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “My introduction to fine and loose-leaf came several months ago in a box of teas from a friend that included a White Tea Sampler from <i>Adagio</i>. My aunt and I did like the White Symphony, it was...” Read full tasting note
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    harmony_bites 80 tasting notes
  • “The dry leaf is a fun menagerie of White Peony and Silver Needle teas with scents of after dinner mint & dried basil. The packaging had low brew temp instructions which I love. I have brewed White...” Read full tasting note
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    Lee 148 tasting notes
  • “i noticed the first steep at 2 minutes was not very strong at all. I steeped a second time at a little over 3 minutes and it was wonderful nice sweet touch but very light. I will try a first steep...” Read full tasting note
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    leshaw4 1 tasting notes

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This new and unique white tea has two major distinctions: it is made with fine teas from Yunan Province and it is a cross of Silver Needle and White Peony styles of white tea. It contains many silver needles, but also the 2nd and 3rd leaves, typical of White Peony. It cups up a light silvery/gold color, with a very light aroma, and a flavor profile that is slightly sweet, slightly grassy, with a little briskness that makes it extremely refreshing.

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My introduction to fine and loose-leaf came several months ago in a box of teas from a friend that included a White Tea Sampler from Adagio. My aunt and I did like the White Symphony, it was described as a version of White Peony (Bai Mu Dan), but with more buds included. We found we liked it just a tiny bit more than TeaSource’s White Peony—although the difference was subtle. So I ordered TeaSource’s Silver Peony next, described as a cross between Silver Needle and White Peony, hoping it would be analogous to Adagio’s White Symphony.

I can’t say I cared for TeaSource’s Silver Peony. It was more reminiscent of Silver Needle than White Peony. Silver Needle is more expensive and more highly prized by tea connoisseurs it seems than White Peony, but my aunt and I found it hard to distinguish from a cup of hot water. Unfortunately, we feel the same about Silver Peony. I wouldn’t order this again. It’s drinkable, light, sweet, and I’m sure just chock full of antioxidant goodness—but just not enough taste for me.

Edit: I did like this more on second steeping. Maybe I just need to infuse this longer on first steeping than the suggested minimum of 1.5 minutes.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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The dry leaf is a fun menagerie of White Peony and Silver Needle teas with scents of after dinner mint & dried basil.
The packaging had low brew temp instructions which I love. I have brewed White Peony at 185 before and it brings out a good sweet and champagne colored liquor. I chose to go with 160 F and then just left the leaves in longer, for 5 minutes.
This created a light silver green clear colored liquor with flavors of Honeycrisp apple, Asian pear, pie crust. Yumm this tea is a mix of fun, delicious and lovely.


Second Steeping – I resteeped this at 185F and it brought out a more colored liquor and deeper flavor. Still lovely with accents of apple and pear.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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i noticed the first steep at 2 minutes was not very strong at all. I steeped a second time at a little over 3 minutes and it was wonderful nice sweet touch but very light. I will try a first steep and 3 minutes next time.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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