Another find from the World Tea Expo June 2010. I went by Village Tea’s booth at the closing of the show. I grabbed this tea because I had picked up no white teas during my trip at that point.
It was a busy day at the office so I didn’t keep track of the steeping times but I do know it wasn’t in there longer than need be. I had four 8 oz size servings – with & without sugar. The tea smelled like grass – very soft. Like a few hours after cutting the grass. The first steeping was without sugar. The taste was very soft & smooth. 2nd I added just a touch of Maui Brand Cane Sugar the taste picked up a bit but not enough. 3rd I added one cube of white sugar. Didn’t like the tastes more of bland then anything. 4th I added more of the Maui sugar & was very happy with the taste. Soft sweetness very smooth taste with the little extra sugar I added.
A bonus – I can mark this tea off of my Jane’s List (aka Teas listed in Jane Pettigrew & Bruce Richardson’s book The New Tea Companion book pg 104.)
I also had to laugh at myself as that I had forgotten that Village Tea included tea filter bags with the tea. I ended up using my Finum bags instead. So, I guess this is a note to self for the next steeping use their bags. =)
Bai Mu Dan/Classic White Tea
Ingredients: organic Chinese white tea (bai mu dan)
An example of beautiful simplicity, organic Chinese white tea (bai mu dan) is the ingredient of choice for our Classic Organic White Tea. And as an example of our commitment to the earth and our tea, each loose tea is packed in 2 100% non bleached cotton muslin bag. Additionally, 10 100% natural paper filters are provided so that you can make your own personal tea bag based on your taste. And of course, the package is made of 100% recycled and recyclable packaging.
Simple yet full enough to be enjoyed on its own, our Classic White Tea comes from the misty mountains of the Fujian Province of China. The down silvery buds and fresh young leaves are soft, fragrant and make for a rich and creamy flavor that plays coy making you anxious for more. Of course, we’re happy to oblige for anyone who enjoys the pleasant and classic taste of white tea.