Character: Clear, slightly pale with fresh aroma & smooth velvety flavor. Delicate jammy notes reminiscent of mild Bordeaux. Since the early days of white tea export (1890's), the process by which it is made has not changed much - the fresh leaf is delivered to the factory on foot, withered, lightly rolled and then dried naturally - no further processing required. This organic Pai Mu Tan is an excellent example. The leaf is full and ranges in color from pale green to silvery with lots of nice tips. The leaf contrast gives the tea a very natural look and a very pure, natural cup. Rounder and more full-bodied than Silver Tip grade, Pai Mu Tan produces a cup that dazzles with subtle layers of peach and floral notes. Organic tea is produced without the input of chemical fertilizers or pesticides and herbicides. Certified Organic by QMI Organic Inc. Certificate #: 150 - 2008. USDA Certified Organic.
Country of Origin: China
Region: Fujian Province
Grade: Grade #1
Altitude: 2000 - 4000 ft above sea level
Manuf. Type: Naturally withered & sundried
Infusion: Pale yellow
Ingredients: Luxury organic white tea
Hot Tea: This tea is best enjoyed by pouring 180F/90C water over the leaves (1-2 tsp per cup) for 3 minutes (longer=stronger). Don't remove the leaves. Can be infused repeatedly 2-3 times using higher temperatures & shorter infusions until flavor is exhausted.
Iced Tea: Pour 1 1/4 cups of hot water over 6 teaspoons of tea and steep for 5 minutes. Pour into pitcher while straining leaves, add ice and top up with cold water to make a quart of iced tea. Garnish and sweeten to taste.
Note: As a Certified Organic Food Handler and Tea Supplier these products are certified 100% organic and are grown without conventional pesticides, petroleum based fertilizers or sewage-sludge based fertilizers. Our producer is certified by the following organic programs:
- NOP (US - USDA - CERT: 150-2008)
- COR (CANADA - CFIA - CERT: 150-2008)
- EU (Organic Farmers and Growers - CERT: CANP0038)