Fresh From Origin
Grown only for one season in Fuding, the hometown of white teas, White Peony is made of unopened leaf buds and the two youngest, most tender top leaves. They undergo natural oxidation in the sun, which contributes to the plush melon flavor and rounded mouth feel typical of Fujian Province white teas. The leaf buds and leaves, called Pai Mutan or Bai Mu Dan in Chinese, translates to Peony. For a lovely, entertaining tea experience, brew in a glass cup or glass to view the leaves and buds unfurling. A great way to appreciate the color of the infusion.
Meet our white peony farmer, Wang Hong
To ensure the best quality and value, we import our teas directly from the
countries in which they are grown, working closely with the farmers who tender
them. Our Roots Campaign connects our customers with the rich stories and the farmers
behind some of our most popular teas.
How long have you been growing tea and what got you started?
“I began to work with tea when I was 20. Now I have 20 years of experience. It is a family business. I was influnced by my parents when I was a little girl.”
Can you describe a typical day out in the field?
“Normally I will get up at 6. After a simple breakfast I will go to the tea mountain. My main job is picking. After picking I will send the tea leaves to our village factory for production. Normally I will go back home around 9 to 10 in the evening. But my main working season is in Spring. Because we only make one season for white tea.”
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What is your favorite part of growing tea?
“I love the picking in the beautiful green mountain. I love to sing a song while picking. I do enjoy the fresh spring morning.”