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Peony White Needle White Tea - Loose Leaf

Peony White Needle White Tea  - Loose Leaf
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$16.79 - $48.74


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    The Peony White Needle White Tea blend from English Tea Store has a delicate lingering fragrance and a fresh mellow sweet taste devoid of astringency or grassy flavor. This delicate white tea has a clean taste faintly reminiscent of fresh apples with a refreshing and lingering flavor.

    The production of white tea is very different to green tea. Firstly, the leaves come from a special varietal tea bush called Narcissus or chaicha bushes. Secondly, the leaves are not steamed or pan-fired as is the case in green tea. These leaves are dried and withered in the sun. If mechanical drying is required the leaves are baked (not fired) at temperatures less that 40°C. Thirdly, only special "two leaves and a bud" are selected. These leaves must show a very light green almost gray white color and be covered with velvet peach fuzz down. The ideal is a leaf or two being wrapped around a newly developing shoot. These shoots are plucked and segregated from the rest of the leaf being plucked. These leaves are then naturally withered and the painstaking process on final manual selection occurs.

    Peony White Needle Tea is the top grade available and very rare - hence its high cost. You will see two intact grayish white leaves that surround a silver bud. The two leaves and a bud that adhere to the stem in a uniform manner are covered with a silvery white down. These are the rules for picking Peony White Tea:

    • Only picked between March 15 and April 10
    • Not picked on days that may be raining
    • Not picked if the dew has not dried or if there is frost on the ground
    • No purple buds allowed and the stems must not be too long or too short
    • Leaves damaged by wind, handling, insects or partially open are rejected and put into a lower grade

    How to Make Tea

    Available in 3 sizes (Please select from the options above):

    • First time trying English Tea Store's Peony White Needle White Loose Leaf Tea?

      Try our Sample Size of 1 ounce.
    • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 2 ounces
    • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 8 ounces

    Ingredients: White tea

    Tea is made in China

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  • Additional Information
    Clearance Non-Clearance
    Country Of Origin China
    Season Everyday
    Size 2oz
    Product Type Loose Leaf Tea
    Dietary Options Caffeinated
    Dietary Options Gluten Free
    Flavor Traditional
    Type White Tea
    Left Overlay Image gluten-free-prod.png
    Brand English Tea Store
  • 2 Reviews

    2 Reviews

    • 5
      Excellent Tea

      Posted by Suzi on Mar 31st 2020

      This is seriously some of the best white tea I have ever tasted. It is delicate and flavorful. The tea is high grade and not all dried out. It might be a little pricey by some folks' standards, but it is absolutely worth it. I find myself reaching for it often in the afternoon.

    • 2
      Good but spendy.

      Posted by Theres on Oct 9th 2018

      I must admit I am not very familiar with white tea. I have only purchased a few. The tea has a slight alfalfa/echineciea smell to it in the bag. This tea is good. I do find it to be too pricey to buy often. It was worth buying the smaller size to try. I'm not sure I would buy it again in the near future.

The Peony White Needle White Tea blend from English Tea Store has a delicate lingering fragrance and a fresh mellow sweet taste devoid of astringency or grassy flavor. This delicate white tea has a clean taste faintly reminiscent of fresh apples with a refreshing and lingering flavor.

The production of white tea is very different to green tea. Firstly, the leaves come from a special varietal tea bush called Narcissus or chaicha bushes. Secondly, the leaves are not steamed or pan-fired as is the case in green tea. These leaves are dried and withered in the sun. If mechanical drying is required the leaves are baked (not fired) at temperatures less that 40°C. Thirdly, only special "two leaves and a bud" are selected. These leaves must show a very light green almost gray white color and be covered with velvet peach fuzz down. The ideal is a leaf or two being wrapped around a newly developing shoot. These shoots are plucked and segregated from the rest of the leaf being plucked. These leaves are then naturally withered and the painstaking process on final manual selection occurs.

Peony White Needle Tea is the top grade available and very rare - hence its high cost. You will see two intact grayish white leaves that surround a silver bud. The two leaves and a bud that adhere to the stem in a uniform manner are covered with a silvery white down. These are the rules for picking Peony White Tea:

  • Only picked between March 15 and April 10
  • Not picked on days that may be raining
  • Not picked if the dew has not dried or if there is frost on the ground
  • No purple buds allowed and the stems must not be too long or too short
  • Leaves damaged by wind, handling, insects or partially open are rejected and put into a lower grade

How to Make Tea

Available in 3 sizes (Please select from the options above):

  • First time trying English Tea Store's Peony White Needle White Loose Leaf Tea?

    Try our Sample Size of 1 ounce.
  • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 2 ounces
  • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 8 ounces

Ingredients: White tea

Tea is made in China

Clearance Non-Clearance
Country Of Origin China
Season Everyday
Size 2oz
Product Type Loose Leaf Tea
Dietary Options Caffeinated
Dietary Options Gluten Free
Flavor Traditional
Type White Tea
Left Overlay Image gluten-free-prod.png
Brand English Tea Store

2 Reviews

  • 5
    Excellent Tea

    Posted by Suzi on Mar 31st 2020

    This is seriously some of the best white tea I have ever tasted. It is delicate and flavorful. The tea is high grade and not all dried out. It might be a little pricey by some folks' standards, but it is absolutely worth it. I find myself reaching for it often in the afternoon.

  • 2
    Good but spendy.

    Posted by Theres on Oct 9th 2018

    I must admit I am not very familiar with white tea. I have only purchased a few. The tea has a slight alfalfa/echineciea smell to it in the bag. This tea is good. I do find it to be too pricey to buy often. It was worth buying the smaller size to try. I'm not sure I would buy it again in the near future.

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