Review: JING Tea Organic White Peony Supreme White Tea

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Sophie’s Teaview Snapshot
Thumbs up!"Quite round in flavour and lightly syrupy in feeling, this tea delivers a feeling of fullness while being mild and subtle."
Sophie’s Teaview: 7.1/10
Other Teaviews: Vanessa gave it 9/10, Shaiha gave it 7.5/10, Geoff gave it 9.8/10, Raven gave it 8.3/10, Rebecca gave it 8/10
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jingwhitepeonyJing Tea's highest grade of White Peony for 2009, this certified organic tea was produced in the Chinese province of Fujian, home to some of the best white teas around. As per usual with Bai Mu Dans, the buds and their two lower leaves are included.

The dry leaf's aroma is quite enticing: it's mouthwatering honey and melon notes are combined with a gentle hint of spice. The buds are long, downy and well preserved. The 2 leaves accompanying them didn't fare quite as well, being more fragile. These are mostly broken into medium-sized pieces and an appealing shade of apple green. As per Jing Tea's instructions I brewed a heaping tablespoon of leaves with water heated to 70 degrees Celsius. They generally recommend a large amount of leaf and a long steep time to get the most out of this tea. After a 5 minute steep the bright gold liquor is sweetly scented with muted honey notes. The flavour of this tea intensifies as it cools so I recommend holding back for a few minutes before drinking. A quick dash of nuts and grains in the top notes is followed by a smooth melon flavour that lingers refreshingly in the mouth. A slight mineral taste is a nice counterpoint to the fruitier notes in the aftertaste. Quite round in flavour and lightly syrupy in feeling, this tea delivers a feeling of fullness while being mild and subtle. I tried steeping the leaves again for 6 minutes. Although a bit thinner than the first infusion, the second steeping does provide a pleasantly grassy and fruity cup.

I do wish the flavours were a wee bit more pronounced but overall this is a good quality Bai Mu Dan. Light, smooth and uncomplicated, this is a nice tea to unwind with. Definitely recommend as a companion to the end of a long day.

— To purchase JING Tea Organic White Peony Supreme White Tea, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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