Organic White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) Tea

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
White Tea Leaves
Flavors
Butter, Caramel, Fruity, Grain, Hay, Honey, Sweet, Floral, Stonefruits, Flowers, Peach, Grass, Cut grass, Mineral, Straw, Cucumber
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Caffeine
Low
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec 6 g 10 oz / 310 ml

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  • “I went out to lunch and for tea with a friend today (blog post coming soon). The tea I choose was a raw pu-erh and it was fairly bitter for me. When I got home, I just felt like having something...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thank you Teavivre for the sample! This tea was very relaxing today. I even found it evoked some vivid memories in my mind. I didn’t find it as flavourful as other Bai Mu Dan’s I’ve tried, but I...” Read full tasting note
    76
  • “Sipdown (217)! So, a while ago I made a really nice baked brie with blueberry compote topping with a side of Blueberry Jam tea infused brown sugar syrup topped fresh fruit. However, what’s a meal...” Read full tasting note
    77
  • “Ah, white tea, my old nemesis. Hah, not really, but still, I haven’t had a ton of luck with white teas in the past. Not that I have brewed white teas that I’ve actively disliked or couldn’t finish...” Read full tasting note
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Origin: Organically grown at Mt. Taimu in Fuding, Fujian, China

Ingredients: Made from one or two leaf buds covered with fine downy white hairs

Taste: A delicate, slightly flowery, sweet, lingering taste

Brew: 2-3 teaspoons for 8oz of water. Brew at 194 ºF (90 ºC) for 1 to 2 minutes (exact time depends on your taste – a longer time will give the tea a stronger taste and color)

Health Benefits: White Peony tea undergoes minimal processing and so it retains all the antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that all white teas are renowned for.

Certifications: The particular Organic White Peony (Bai MuDan) tea that TeaVivre is selling, is guaranteed to be organically grown and produced, independently verified to meet USDA, EU, JAS organic certifications.

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114 Tasting Notes

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2815 tasting notes

I went out to lunch and for tea with a friend today (blog post coming soon).

The tea I choose was a raw pu-erh and it was fairly bitter for me. When I got home, I just felt like having something sweet and mellow. I steeped this with some dried pink rosebuds and it’s light and elegant, really what I wanted and needed for the afternoon. Of course this tea is also quite nice by itself.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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514 tasting notes

Thank you Teavivre for the sample!

This tea was very relaxing today. I even found it evoked some vivid memories in my mind. I didn’t find it as flavourful as other Bai Mu Dan’s I’ve tried, but I did find it to be slightly sweet, floral and meditative. The texture was silky smooth and delicate, yet almost syrupy.

I got 3 steeps out of the leaves, and although the caffeine content is low, I do feel energized in a very relaxing way. Like I could do a craft. I’m going to do a craft!

I have a full review on the way, I’ll post the link in the comments below when it’s finished :)

TeaBrat

wow – you sure have been blogging a lot! My goal is once a week… lol

DaisyChubb

haha it is a lot! I’m just trying to get a base of stuff for people to read while I’m still unemployed – it’ll definitely cut down once a job comes my way!

DaisyChubb

oh PS I very much enjoy your blog on teatrade – pretty jealous of your proximity to so many different tea places :D I love the recent Vital Tea Leaf post, it made me laugh

TeaBrat

Thanks! I will try to keep it going but will have to find other things to write about once I run out of tea places to review. hee hee!

Kittenna

How… did I miss seeing the fact that your blog was up and running? Oh right, my brain’s been pretty sidetracked for a week now. Thanks for the link and therefore reminder, and also for the new source of reading material (right, like I needed more at 11:40pm after a day of driving and field work and three hours sleep :P)

Plunkybug

I think it was a teavivre day today! I had one and I saw at least one other tasting as well. :P

DaisyChubb

Nice haha! Happy Teavivre day!

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Sipdown (217)!

So, a while ago I made a really nice baked brie with blueberry compote topping with a side of Blueberry Jam tea infused brown sugar syrup topped fresh fruit. However, what’s a meal without a tea to accompany it?

Since the meal itself was so thoughtfully planned out I knew I wanted a tea that would be enjoyable but wouldn’t detract from the tastes I had so thoughtfully paired together. This was that tea! I had a few infusions of it Gong Fu while I was eating the meal that were nice but appropriately delicate so as to not add anything to the overall flavour that would muddle it up.

Though, after the meal I did continue the session with another five infusions so I could enjoy the nuances of the tea itself too and appreciate what it has to offer too! Some jot notes I took after the meal:

- First 3 infusions were with the food; mostly a delicate straw w. peach taste
- Definitely a delicate white peony w. notes of straw, hay, fresh flowers, & peach
- Soft flavour decline, though! Definitely lasted longer than I anticipated it to

Here’s a link to my Blueberry Jam review where I talk about that a bit more and how it tied into the meal: https://steepster.com/roswellstrange/posts/356575#likes

And some more pictures of everything:

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Ah, white tea, my old nemesis. Hah, not really, but still, I haven’t had a ton of luck with white teas in the past. Not that I have brewed white teas that I’ve actively disliked or couldn’t finish the cup, but I have always been a bit disappointed. But this is a tea that a lot of people who say they have had problems with white teas have liked, so I am interested to try it.

To me the dry leaf smells a bit like alfalfa hay. The leaves are fluffy and I used about 2.5 perfect teaspoons in my 12oz cup, though of course the fluffy leaves mean probably less leaf ended up in there, but hopefully it was a decent amount. Steeped, the scent of the tea reminds me of fresh-cut grass, and a bit of cooked vegetables. This is definitely a smooth, relaxing, and pleasant tea. The flavors are light but distinct; a little grassy/hay-like, a tiny bit floral, and a very smooth mouthfeel. Am I a white tea convert? Maybe not quite, but at least now I “get” more of what it’s all about. Thanks again to Angel Chen & Teavivre for the sample! (Finally, one of my boxes of samples that I got over the last couple of months is all tasted! I am running far behind on trying my new teas…)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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559 tasting notes

Finished up my sample from my first round of Teavivre samples. I was craving something light and iced but still wholesome, and this is perfect. I’m really starting to get a taste for iced white and oolong teas. Working with Teavivre’s instructions has really refined my preparation, and taught me that I was overdoing it with the heat and time before.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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2148 tasting notes

I’ve spent a good part of today organizing my tea, even though I have a ton of other work that I should be doing (I am a master procrastinator!) According my cupboard I have 336 teas, but realistically it’s probably closer to 350; I’ve been really bad about updating it when I get review samples. As soon as I’m done traveling for the summer, which should be next week, I’m going to start working on getting the number down to a more reasonable number (maybe 200?) While I was organizing I came across a stray sample of Organic White Peony that Angel sent me. I originally reviewed it a year ago and it was just as enjoyable today as it was when I first reviewed it.

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I’m going to give this one another go at a later date, as I got thoroughly distracted during the tasting of this one, generously supplied to me by Teavivre.

That said, I did enjoy my little pot of this. I broke in the Alice in Wonderland pot I’ve had for a few months now , it’s perfect for a nice relaxing day of sipping tea.

I wanted to try it straight at first, but because I am so used to drinking sweetened teas (I can count on one hand the number of teas I don’t add sugar to), the flavor profile was overwhelmed by, well, tea. It tasted like tea, but I couldn’t identify more than that.

Then I added a touch of sugar and wow! The flavors exploded. I tasted the fruity/floral beauty that is this tea. it was sweet and delicate, but there is definitely a lot going on with this gorgeous little tea.

I’m on the fence about this tea. I enjoy it, but I don’t know if I enjoy it enough to restock when we place our Teavivre order. Maybe I’ll know after my next cup.

I used one package of leaves (2-3 tsp) for one pot (18 oz)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

I’m sorry you broke your teapot. I hate it when things like that happen.

Daddyselephant

Oh, no no no, it didn’t break, I broke it in, aka used it for the first time.

TeaBrat

oh, excellent!!! :)

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I don’t tend to be too fond of flowery teas, but this organic Bai Mu Dan is only very slightly floral. In fact, the liquor is so smooth and delicate that I find myself working overtime trying to identify the flavor elements. BUT then I remember to relax and surrender to the tea. Yeeessss… there’s a sweet, fruity essence that lingers on my pallet. What a lovely, delicate, floral, fruity, and smooth cuppa.

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166 tasting notes
I gravitate toward black teas most of the time but I made this for my husband tonight and decided to re-visit it. It has a delicate, creamy, sweet flavor-a nice change of pace for me.
Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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648 tasting notes

LOL! I accidentally put this review under the Organic Silver Needle White Tea instead, which just underlines the fact that I’m so not ready for this. Hahaha. Oy. Here it is:
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I drank this.

I don’t think I was ready for it though. I will keep my last two samples for later in the future when I might (hopefully) be able to appreciate all the subtle nuances of a fine tea such as this. I really didn’t get much flavour out of it.

I’m not going to rate it because I don’t think it would be a fair rating.

Big thanks again to Teavivre for the awesome samples!

(90 degrees for a min or two, I forget)

Froogle_jimmy

This tea is awesome. Just got 100g of it. I thought white tea was more weak and subtle….I didnt find it with this one at all. how long and what temp did you steep it?

ohfancythat (whatshesaid)

As per their directions! I need more flavour for myself, just didn’t cut it for my tastes.
Maybe if I’d started off drinking straight tea, but I’ve been spoiled by flavoured ones for years.

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