Monday, September 16, 2013

Zentboutique Imperial Bai Mu Dan

Photo: Zentboutique
Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: large, varied shades of gree, covered in downy hairs
Ingredients: white tea
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 165 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: gold

This tea was your typical, basic White Peony. There were floral and fruity notes along with a subtle grassiness. There was a no bitterness or astringency. Unfortunately I felt that the taste was a bit flat. I've really enjoyed a lot of the teas that I've reviewed from Zentboutique but this one just did not wow me. I generally do not publish "bad" reviews but this tea is not in any way a bad tea. Their site describes it as an everyday drinker and that is exactly what this tea was. I always say that there is a time and a place for every tea. I could definitely see keeping some of this at the office or for traveling. This tea's inexpensive price and uncomplicated taste make it perfect for those situations. When I'm sitting down to really enjoy my cup (or gaiwan), I want something that will challenge my taste buds.

You can find out more about this tea here.