This is among my favorite white teas on the planet, which is why I chose to import it and offer it through The Tea Journeyman Shop. From the light, crispy feel and colorful appearance of the dry leaves to the incredibly fruity smell of the used leaves, this Bvumbwe Peony White Tea from Satemwa Tea Estate is phenomenal from start to finish.

The leaves include mostly whole, unbroken leaves and a generous portion of silver tips, many of which are still attached to the stem. You can tell by the appearance of the leaves that the processing of these leaves is minimal. The range of colors on the dry leaves is intriguing, and the aroma is reminiscent of fresh autumn leaves.

These leaves can withstand at least four infusions, and the color, aroma, and taste are quite persistent from infusion to infusion. You will probably find yourself short on time before these leaves will be short on character. The aroma and taste are very sweet and fruity, with apparent notes of lychee and apricot, combined with notes of honey and light sweet hay.

This white tea is worth a try, and may prove to be your next favorite, as it has proven to be for me. Cheers!

Flavors: Apricot, Flowers, Honey, Lychee

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec 5 g 9 OZ / 280 ML

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