Bai Mudan (white peony) is a type of white tea made from plucks each with one leaf shoot and two immediate young leaves. Bai Mudan is sometimes preferred by white tea drinkers for its fuller flavor and greater potency than the other major type of white tea, Baihao Yinzhen. The latter is made purely with leaf shoots, and so it is comparatively softer and more subtle. The typical taste of Bai Mudan is a result of both the processing and the tea plant cultivars employed in the production.
White Peony is one of the most famous Chinese white teas. It is mainly produced in Fujian province and is made using a single bud and two leaves. Picking time is around Pure Brightness. It is less scarce and expensive than White Needle.
The tea leaves are corrugated, the edges slightly jagged. The backs of the leaves are covered with white fuzz. During brewing, the green leaves open up to reveal the delicate buds like blooming peonies.
White Peony tastes sweet and mellow, with a very sweet aftertaste. It brings a distinctly refreshing sensation. Along with floral and grassy flavor.