Floral, delicate, mild honey like sweetness, vanilla, chestnut, mild cocoa aroma, marzipan, after taste of a hint of menthol
Some of you may have good memories of our charcoal roasted loose leaf Bai Mu Dan 2018 from last year, after receiving many good feedbacks, we decided to bring this tea back to you in its most fun and delicious way possible! This aged Bai Mu Dan was charcoal roasted and has been aged in its loose leaf form until we pressed it in 2022. Charcoal roasted loose leaf white teas tend to provide a more complex aging flavors and rich fragrance than white teas that are not. This is a first grade Bai Mu Dan with many hairy tiny tea buds and small hairy young leaves. White Peony tends to age slower than Shou Mei, despite being only four years old, it's offering a one of kind aged white tea experience.
One of the benefits or purposes of charcoal roasting is that the tea can age better. Charcoal roasting can keep moisture content in tea leaves under 5%. The ideal moisture content of tea leaves is between 3%-5%, going beyond or lower will cause tea leaves to oxidize and flavor change. A popular local saying in Fu Jian is ‘one-year-old white tea is only tea, three-year-old is medicinal herb and seven-year-old is treasure’. Similar to Pu Er, the aromatic compounds of white tea change with time and polyphenols (known for antioxidant properties) increase with time giving this tea a high collecting value because even more changes occur as time goes by enhancing the aroma and nutritional value.
Brewing Instruction Gaiwan & Teapot
Gai Wan: rinse first, then 3-5 secs
Ceramic pot: 2 mins
90C / 195 F
Top Health Benefits
Rich in antioxidants to fight free radical compounds and slow down aging
Rich in polyphenols to fight off bacteria of dental damage
Rich in fluoride which is an important element of oral health preservation
Rich in flavonoids that keep blood pressure at a safe level thus reducing chance of cardiovascular problems
Low caffeine level
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