Bai Mu Dan
Bai Mu Dan or Pai Mu Tan is a large leafed, white tea from Fujian Province in China. Only the tip and the beginning of the first two leaves are picked. These young white tea leaves are dried in the sun and gently roasted.
Bai mu dan is called "White Peony" because of its downy, silvery leaves, although they can look more green than white and often have brown/ burnt leaves. Bai mu dan looks very different from other white teas, as it looks green with hints of brown, rather than having a silver lining as with silver needle tea.
Bai mu dan has a very clear colour when infused and very refreshing to taste. Bai mu dan tastes smooth and floral, with a slight baked flavour.
- Quantity: 2 teaspoons (3 g) per cup or person
- Water: 75oC (167oF)
- Brew time: 5 minutes
Bai mu dan can be infused several times.
- Dattner, C. (2007) The Taste of Tea, Flammarion. ISBN 9782080300225.