White Tea with Orange Blossom 100g
Subtle, pure tea
Delicately flavoured with Orange Blossom, this highly-sophisticated, full-bodied tea is made from the lovely “Pai Mu Tan” variety of tea, meaning “white peony” in Chinese.
Formerly reserved for China’s Emperors, this white tea is unique in how it is produced: the leaves are neither rolled nor stewed but are allowed to dry naturally in order to preserve their quality and flavour.
Harvested up in the high mountains of China, this tea is floral with sweet, refreshing and delicate notes. Infused with the natural flavour of orange blossom, this drink is a delicious invitation to calm and relaxation.
Often enjoyed in China for its thirst-quenching properties, it is sipped slowly, as a way of life, and will seduce you with its subtlety and soothing taste.
Tea leaves - 100g Sachet
Composition: Bai Mu Dan Organic White Tea, natural flavour of orange blossom, Organic marigold petals
White tea is undoubtedly the first tea to have been consumed in China and is at the origins of the history of tea because it is the type of tea that undergoes the least transformation after picking. Like all teas, white tea comes from Camellia Sinensis. Freshly picked, the young tea leaves are simply left to wither for several days. This is followed by the drying stage during which the leaves are dried for storage. The leaf oxidises naturally and takes on a green-grey hue. Rich in buds, the white tea blend sometimes has a velvety, downy appearance.
“Bai Mu Dan” (or “Pai Mu Tan” depending on how you spell it) meaning "White Peony", is a widely renowned vintage blend of white tea. The best blends come from the Fujian Province in China. It has a slightly astringent taste followed by piquant, floral notes.