Reviews

Teavivre Yunnan White Peony (Bai MuDan) Tea

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: mix of downy buds and bright green leaves
Ingredients: white tea
Steep time: 2 minutes
Water Temperature: 195 degrees
Preparation Method: glass teapot
Liquor: pale yellow

This tea was delicate, sweet and floral with a mild grassy undertone. There was also a slight vegetal aspect that reminded me of cucumbers. I love white peony because it offers everything that I love about silver needle with a tiny bit more oomph. My second infusion was just as good, if not a bit stronger than the first. Neither infusion had any astringency to speak of, making this a very smooth and refreshing cup of tea. The heat in my apartment is out of control this time of year so I also cold brewed this and it was amazing. I’ve been thoroughly impressed with all of the teas that I’ve tried from Teavivre and this one was no exception.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.