White Peony is made from one leaf shoot and two leaves of young sprouts. White Peony is of superior quality in white teas.
Brewing difficulty: Easy,
Best season to taste: Summer
Origin: Zhenghe, Jianyang, Songxi and Fuding in Fujian Province
White Peony is dull lichen-colored, and its leaf is covered with white fuzz. After being brewing, It turns into an "infant flower" with the green leaf holding the tender bud. Its liquid is apricot or orange yellow, and tastes fresh and mellow.
Water temperature: 100℃
Tea sets: yixing purple clay teapot or glass
White peony is stored in ventilated and dry places; It requires no special treatment, nor storage in the refrigerator. Make sure it's free from extraneous odor and tightly sealed.
White Peony is made of Fuding White tea and traditionally processed. It is featured by fat and stretching leaf, fat bud, gray green color, and white pekoe; and impressed by clean and fresh pekoe flavour, mellow and sweet taste, and apricot and clean liquid. The silvery tender bud, being hold by green leaves, resembles blossom. Thus, White Peony gets its name and wins a good reputation.
In fact, research reveals that white tea has 10 times more antioxidants than vitamin E
White Peony tea health benefits are similar to those of other white teas. White tea contains more polyphenols than green or black tea, which gives it more antioxidant power. The benefits of white tea haven't been as well studied as those of green tea, but, according to some research, white tea has more anti-bacterial and anti-viral benefits than other tea types.
White tea is also a better source of theanine than black or green tea. Theanine is an amino acid that has a calming effect on the brain - by inhibiting a neurotransmitter called GABA. Lately, theanine supplements have become a popular remedy for treatment of anxiety and panic attacks. Drinking white peony tea helps with relaxation, despite the caffeine it contains. White tea usually contains less total caffeine than green or black tea, which is an advantage for people who are caffeine-sensitive.