Bai Mu Dan (White Peony)

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Calculated from 10 Ratings
Tea type
White Tea
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Typical Preparation
Set water temperature to 180 °F / 82 °C
Steep for 4 min, 15 sec
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10 Tasting Notes View all

“I decided to continue with sampling this Peony tea, making this the second time steep. I placed a larger heaping teaspoon in the strainer and poured hot water into the cup and left to steep...” Read full tasting note
“This is the second tea from Steepster Select’s November “Migration” box that I’ve tasted. I can see the connection to “Migration” with this tea … the dry leaf is whole, dry and crisp, just as...” Read full tasting note
“So I got this sent to me from Jason from the Surplus Giveaway, this happens to be the first tea I tried from the box! Huge thanks and kudos to him! :D So I’m a huge fan of the White Peony from...” Read full tasting note
“A beautiful tea with a light sweet floral taste and several other notes that appeared and disappeared including a sweet plum and a tease of champagne. It has a great deal of subtlety. It is a...” Read full tasting note


White Peony undergoes very little processing. Made from just the unopened silvery buds and the small, top two leaves it is picked in spring and gently withered to yield a refreshing, easy-drinking tea, full of soft fruit flavours and melon notes with a lingering sweet aftertaste.

Our Buyer’s notes
“The processing method for this white tea does not include heating and rolling but just withering and drying. Although it sounds pretty simple it is still skilled work and is a hard art to master.”

Great Taste Awards 2009/10 – One Star Gold Award

About Canton Tea Co

Canton Tea Co is a London-based tea company trading in high grade, whole leaf Chinese tea. We have exclusive access to some of the best jasmine, white, green, oolong, black and authentic puerh teas available. In our first year, we scooped Six Golds at the 2009 Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards. Our Jasmine Pearls won the top three star gold award, endorsing it as the best available in the UK.

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