|Photo: Adagio Teas|
Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: varied shades of green, silver needles mixed throughout
Ingredients: white tea
Steep time: 7 minutes
Water Temperature: 185 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup
Liquor: brassy gold
Pai Mu Tan, also known as White Peony, is one of my favorite kinds of white tea. This rendition came packaged in an individually wrapped pyramid bag. It was floral and with notes of melon that lingered in the sweet aftertaste. The finish was slightly dry but there was no astringency. Although full bodied for a white tea, I would recommend against using any sweeteners. I used my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker to heat the water for this review but I have also had luck steeping this at work by shutting off the electric kettle just before it reaches boiling. The Silver Needle was slightly more enjoyable but this was still a very nice cup of tea. I’ve really enjoyed Adagio’s line of pyramid bags because they make it so easy to make loose leaf tea on the go. I always keep my tea wallet stocked with them.
You can find out more about this tea here.
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