BAI MU DAN
Originally made by & for monks to sip, while seeking enlightenment & wisdom, this rustic style version of “white peony” tea from Fujian Province is a rare delight. Captivating fruity & floral notes & mysteriously soft yet full flavour with more depth than other white teas. Varying leaf sizes & twigs are gathered before dawn, slightly rolled & oxidized, then dried at a very low temp. Believed to have potent healthful properties that invigorate & restore youthful vitality. Reminiscent of Darjeeling tea, but without any tannins or astringent notes.
Our Special Reserve Tea Collection celebrates the art of tea craftsmanship, supports biodiversity, the environment and small scale tea farmers. Requiring great skill to produce, many of the teas in this collection can take a Tea Maker over 10 years to learn and by purchasing these teas you’re helping keep these traditions and unique tea varietals alive and thriving.
Exposure to light, heat and air causes flavour loss as well as the nutrient value of tea to decline, so be sure to store this tea in the package it came in. Always reseal tightly after opening.
To maximize the taste & aroma experience of this exquisite tea:
> brew & serve it Chinese Tea Ceremony style in a light to medium weight porcelain teapot & cups
> sip from a thin, curved lip teacup or gaiwan (lidded teacup)
Our teaware is curated by our Tea Master & is available in-store only. We offer an unique selection of connoisseur’s teawares which are limited edition. They are created by highly skilled artisans, are often not sold anywhere else in North America & include exclusive collaborations with local & overseas makers. Selection varies by location & we invite you to visit us in person to browse the selection. Ask a staff member to show you our selection of specialized connoisseur’s teaware.