OPINION: Pai Mu Tan (White Peony)

Posted: December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Purchased from: http://www.tea-and-coffee.com

Price: £3.60 for 50g

http://www.tea-and-coffee.com/pai-mu-tan/p310

 

Pai Mu Tan or White Peony is one of my first bags of white teas and what a lovely place to start when you don’t want the power and a punch of a black tea. Opening this up doesn’t give anything away in terms of dry aroma so the next logical step was to open up and brew away.

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The dried leaves felt mixed up with stems which initially felt a tad disappointing so I brewed away to see what happens.

 

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I boiled up the kettle and allowed the temperature to drop to around 80C so as to not to burn the leaves and left it around two and a half minutes to let the flavour come out.

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Whilst deceptively looking like a green tea, the taste is very light and floral but incredibly easy to drink – a real easy going tea that may just suit those who have tried green tea but didn’t enjoy it – this could be one for you to try. It has intrigued me to want to try other white teas and I’d be interested to try a higher quality version of this with just the leaves to see if it tastes better.

All things considered a nice white tea.

60%

 

 

 

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