White Tea Reviews

Review: White Peony (Bai Mu Dan), Tea Horse

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Review: White Peony (Bai Mu Dan)

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After the recent experience with their Pistachio Rose tea, I was quite excited to try the Tea Horse take on the bai mu dan tea, a delicate and sometimes finicky tea to get right. The results: Another wonderful cup from the folks at Tea Horse.
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Review: Peony White Needle Tea, Culinary Teas


Review: Peony White Needle Tea

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Review: Halo Blooming Tea, The Persimmon Tree

Review: Halo Blooming Tea

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Blooming teas are always a delight to the senses. This tea from The Persimmon Tree tea company lives up to these expectations. As you place the tea in hot water, the tightly furled tea slowly begins to open up, one air bubble at a time. It smells like jasmine and peach, and tastes sweet and herbal.

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Review: 2009 Shou Mei (Longevity Brow) White Tea, Life in Teacup

Review: 2009 Shou Mei (Longevity Brow) White Tea

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Review: Bai MuDan (White Peony), Teavivre

Review: Bai MuDan (White Peony)

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The folks at Teavivre were kind enough to send me a sample of their organic white tea, which is farmed and produced in Mt. Taimu in China’s Fujian province. Unlike many other white teas that I’ve tried, this particular variety is sweet and has a satisfying body to it.

Incidentally, Mt. Taimu appears to be quite a famous and picturesque mountain. Here’s a link to some photos.

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Review: Sun Kissed Jasmine, Joy’s Teaspoon

Review: Sun Kissed Jasmine

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First of all, Joy’s Teaspoon Sun Kissed Jasmine blend is a little bit like drinking liquid sunshine! The tea is complex combination of green teas (China sencha, Lung Ching, green Yunnan), white teas (Pai Mu Tan), and flavorings (rose buds, rose petals, mallow blossoms) that all together create a blend that packs an explosively floral and tropical punch. I’m usually not a fan of fruity scented teas, but once steeped I found this particular blend to be a smooth and well-balanced. The mild, sweet flavor of the white and green tea provides a great foil to show off the depth in the sweet tropical fruit combination, evocative of sun-drenched pineapple and juicy papaya.

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Review: Pai Mu Tan, Zoom Dweebies

Review: Pai Mu Tan

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Pai Mu Tan tea typically hails from the Chinese Fujian province, and is also commonly known as “White Peony” or Bai Mu Dan tea. Overall, this tea was a flavorful balance of sweet melon and a mild nuttiness.
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