Rediscover the renowned white tea Bai Mu Dan ("white peony"), this time as a Grand Cru. This tea is made by Ms. Ying, a grower from Yunnan, who developed this tea from a first flush. The tea plants grow at over 1,600 metres above sea level along Bai Mang mountain. To produce this Bai Mu Dan, Ms. Ying used an uncommon cultivar, the Yu Kang, which is made from Da Ye tea plants.
This Bai Mu Dan is sourced from an uncommon location, and the method used to produce it is similar to its counterpart in Fujian: its leaves are first withered for 24 hours, then they are carefully dried until the optimal moisture content for retaining freshness is achieved in the leaf.
This white tea combines a fine, powdery texture with highly fresh floral and vegetal notes. A stylish Bai Mu Dan.
- Yunnan, China
- Tea colour:
- white tea
Appearance: a blend of leaves and delicate buds
Colours: light green leaves and silvery buds
Scents: dry vegetal, floral, nuts
Scents: highly floral, vegetal, fruity
Texture: silky, finely powdered
Aromas: lily, peony, fresh vegetal, fresh hazelnut, dash of citrus, vanilla hint
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a powdery, sweet and uncommonly fresh Bai Mu Dan whose distinctive heady flower notes will catch you by surprise.
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 8 minutes in water heated to 70°C.
With the Gong Fu Cha (teapot/Gaiwan): infusions during 30-40 secondes.
Grands Crus: savour the exceptional
Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.