Pai Mu Tan

Imperial Tea Garden

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  • Pai Mu Tan, also known as white peony, is a loose leaf white tea from the Fujian Province of China.  Pai Mu Tan leaves are plucked from a special varietal tea bush called chaicha.  Only the youngest two leaves and the bud are selected from each branch to make this premium tea.  To be selected, leaves must be very light green almost gray/white in color and covered in velvety fuzz.  White tea is a subclass of green tea.  Due to its recent acclaim, however, it has been given a class of its own.  The major distinction is that the buds and select leaves of white tea are merely air dried, rather than steamed or pan fired like other teas.  This minimal amount of processing can make white tea have up to three times more beneficial antioxidants than green or black tea.

  • Origin:  Fujian Province China

    Grade:  Spring Grade #1

    Altitude: 1500 - 4900 feet above sea level

    Manufacture Type: Non fermented, Traditional process, Naturally withered and dried, Small batch crafted, Hand sorted

    Characteristics: Clear slightly pale cup with a fresh aroma and a smooth velvety flavor. Delicate jammy notes reminiscent of Keemun or a mild Bordeaux.

  • Hot Tea Brewing Recommendations:
    AMOUNT TO USE: Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz/200-260 ml of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea.

    BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 3-7 minutes. Milk and sugar are not recommended.

    Iced Tea Preparation Recommendations:
    AMOUNT TO USE: To make 1 L/1 QT, put 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot. Pour 1¼ cups/315ml of boiling water over tea.

    BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 5 minutes. Fill a serving pitcher 1/4 full with cold water. Pour tea into serving pi

  • Caffeine Level ~ LOW


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