White Peony (Bai Mu Dan)
Picked after the silver needle harvest. Bold natural sweetness and 'sweet pea' notes. White Peony ("Pai Mu Tan" or "Bai Mudan") is made after the famous Silver Needle harvest. Darker cup color, bolder aroma. Natural sweetness clearly identifies the close relationship to Silver Needle. Yields a slightly dark cup.
A study at Pace University in 2004 showed white tea had more anti-viral and anti-bacterial qualities than green tea.
White tea contains higher catechin levels than green tea due to its lack of processing. Catechin concentration is greatest in fresh, unbroken and unfermented tea leaves.
White tea is made out of young leaves and buds, which is said to contain more of the amino acid theanine (relaxing and mood enhancing properties) than green and black teas which are made from older leaves.
Caffeine content of green and white teas are similar, though both depend on factors such as the variety of tea, the cut and length of the leaf, and the method of steeping.
White tea contains less fluoride than green tea since it is made from young leaves only.
DT teaspoon (2.5 grams) or tea bag per 8oz. cup
Fresh Water Boiling Hot
Steeping Time 5 - 7 Minutes