White teas are a type of tea which comes from the Camellia sinensis or tea plant. White teas are very lightly fermented, with little fermentation, producing a light, refreshing mellow liquor which is rich in minerals and anti-oxidants. One popular type is called White Peony Tea, or Bai Mu Dan. White Peony tea is a beautiful white tea which has a very bright colored clear liquor that has no actual Peonies in it, however the aroma has a very light Peony fragrance to it.
It is predominantly produced in the Fujian Province of China, where it is treated with careful, non-intrusive methods of picking 茶葉推介, drying and packaging the teas so that they do not break the leaves and their cell structure, so that the beneficial properties of the tea leaves remain intact.
White teas such as Bai Mu Dan have wonderful detoxifying properties as well as being known for helping with stress relief, protecting the body from toxins, helping with toothaches and the prevention of sunstroke, among many other purported health benefits!
While you are brewing your tea, which should be brewed in water that is approximately 75-80 degrees Celsius or 175-180 degrees Fahrenheit, it will unfurl with elegance, showing broad leaves and beautiful white tea buds amongst the water. Because of the aesthetic value of the tea, we recommend using a clear glass cup or teapot to brew your leaves in so that you can experience the full beauty of the White Peony tea.
You should brew your tea for 3-5 minutes, depending on how strong you like your white tea. The brewed tea is a gorgeous light apricot color which is clear and bright with no impurities. You will notice that the fragrance is meadow-like with a soft aroma of peonies. The flavor itself is smooth, mellow, relaxing and fresh.
As white teas are becoming more popular worldwide, and especially in the United States, you can now find tea shops easily which carry white tea varieties. White Peony tea is one of the most common varieties of white tea, so you can find it now in many places, however you should know how to select a high quality Bai Mu Dan tea, rather than settling for a lower grade. In the remainder of this article, I will teach you to select a high quality top grade White Peony Tea.
After a visit in the amazing Reunion island entered World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2010, French overseas department placed on Indian ocean between Madagascar and Mauritius, we had the pleasure to savour and discover the only French production of tea, and organic on top of that!
In Reunion Island, tea production is not a new thing. It has been introduced on the Island in 1965 as part of culture diversification. In 1967, renowned tea, the production amount to 29 tons and 40 tons in 1969 then stopped in 1972.
In July 2005, Johnny Guichard took responsibility of an old exploitation of tea dates back to 1955 and refitted it.Perched at 1 100m altitude at the foot of primary forest of Reunion, the exploitation is located in Grand Coud at the south east of Reunion Island.
The exploitation can boasts being the only tea production of France. However, Johnny Guichard has specialized in organic premium tea under the brand Le Labyrinthe En Champ Th with white tea and white tea-flavoured with many flavours; cinnamon, lemongrass, rosat geranium, lemon geranium, lemon eucalyptus, vanilla, mint, lemongrass.