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PPX Bai Mu Dan/ Sai Bai Jin White Tea Cake (1025) Limit
Made by one bud with two tea leaves, this premium white tea cake is highly sought after for its delicate, mellow, sweet taste. . . . Extremely popular in Asia, aged white tea pressed into tea cakes is highly sought after for its mellow, woody taste with hints of sweetness on the finish.
Some of the most coveted white tea from China comes from the Funding region of Fujian Province, China. In the West its often thought that fresh white tea from the year of harvest is best. Yet in the East, this is not necessarily true. In fact, the current trend in China and other parts of Asia is the appreciation of all things aged. Aged white tea cakes are an experience all their own. As these White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) cakes age more subtle and complex flavors appear. . . .
Literally meaning White Peony, Bai Mu Dan comes from Fujian Province, China. Leaves are sun-dried after plucking and then piled for a short time. Finally, the leaves are baked to be finished for shipping.
Bai Mu Dan, also known as Bai Mudan, White Tea was developed in the 1920s in Fujian as China worked to meet the demand for unique teas from the United States and Europe. Bai Mu Dan is usually a bud and has either one or two small open leaves. When you look at the dried leaves they resemble small peony flowers; hence the name White Peony Tea. The bud in Bai Mu Dan is shorter than Bai Hao Silver Needle White Tea typically, as it is made from different cultivars of Camellia Sinensis. Bai Mu Dan is also dried in the sun. However, it is typically baked after drying resulting in a wide array of colors in the leaves from silver to the dark brown you would expect from a black tea. Still, the tea is only around 5-7% oxidized.
This white tea can be brewed just like Bai Hao, however, you should experiment with brewing it like an oolong, with a water temperature up to 190° Fahrenheit and 3-5 minutes of steeping. It produces a very different flavor depending on how it is prepared. Brewed as you would a white tea you get a smooth floral tea. Brewed as you would an oolong (closer to 190°) and you will get strong muscatel flavors with a hint of nuttiness from the very pale yellow liquor. (dominiontea.com)
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