Review: Teas Etc. Bai Mu Dan

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Thumbs up!"A delicate white tea, that provides no refuge from Ninja death."
Troy’s Teaview: 9/10
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teasetcbaimudan1Bai Mu Dan, Chinese for Ninja Zombie Death Tea, or possibly something else completely different, is a white tea. Like many white teas, or at least the better white teas, Bai Mu Dan is the result of a very selective harvesting policy, and these leaves appear to be no different. The leaves are crisp, well formed, and brightly colored, a vibrant green on one side, and warm in its white fur coat on the other.

Like most teas of the white variety these leaves don't tolerate heat or time very well, and need to be brewed in much the same way as traditional green tea's, unless you like astringent past the sale-by date veggies. When brewed properly its a pale white, with slight, almost imperceptible, elements of asparagus and cucumber, with a just a dash of orchid blossom, and a hint of.. er.. mineral. White tea does not possess a strong flavor profile, and will not shine through hard water.

Historically White tea was a treat for the nobility, and Chinese history is rich with its own version of Nero, attending tea tastings while their empires crumbled. I suppose it makes sense that wealthy men would drive themselves mad over such a treat, as a truly transcendent cup of white tea is the perfect blend of good leaves, almost no processing, and perfect water.

I happen to have rich mineral water, or more accurately liquid rock from the tap. If you also enjoy a little granite from your municipal supply, your probably going to want to invest in a water softener if you have the cash, or buy some bottled water. I, being more "hip" then I will ever admit to, refuse to deal with the wast oil consumption that goes into bottled water, so I'm in the process of learning to appreciate mineral notes. This works great with Oolongs, and Puerhs, but fails spectacularly when taken to white tea.

Teas Etc. Bai Mu Dan is the child's reed flute in the orchestra of tea. quiet, simple, untamed, but if your willing to sit close, close your eyes, and pay attention it has a beautiful melody that lifts your mind, whispers away your sorrows, and leaves you feeling very refreshed.

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