Brew with water at a temperature between 75 and 80 degrees and leave to infuse for 1 to 3 minutes
You’re about to indulge in the best White Peony Tea. This is a renowned type of White Tea (also called Bai Mu Dan or Pai Mu Tan) from Fujian Province in China. While Ying Zhen Silver Needle Tea is the highest grade available, the one you’ve chosen here is equally delectable. Discover for yourself with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, where everything is packed fresh to order.
Botany and History of White Peony Tea Leaves
What is White Peony Tea made from? The infusion begins as unopened buds and new leaves from the Camellia sinensis (Tea) plant before harvesting and processing take place. It is the least oxidised variety out of Black, Oolong and even Green Tea, which has a considerable influence on its taste and nutritional value. However, according to some stories, White Peony Tea was only created in 1922.
Its predecessors, on the other hand, were first mentioned during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) in a publication called Treatise on Tea - written by Emperor Huizong himself. Historians and other experts nevertheless argue that it dates back further to the Tang Dynasty (618-907). It took much longer to reach the west, with the first known English language reference appearing in 1876.
Does White Peony Tea Have Caffeine?
Is White Peony Tea caffeine free? The simple answer is no; it isn’t. Despite being the least processed variety, it does contain a small amount of the stimulant. About 15-mg of caffeine exists in an 8-oz serving, which, admittedly, is minimal compared to Black Tea. Those wishing to avoid the constituent altogether could instead consider Decaf Tea or naturally caffeine-free Herbal Tea.
What Does White Peony Tea Taste Like?
You know about its botanical features and mysterious origins. You know, too, about its limited caffeine content. But we have yet to address the most essential and palate-pleasing question of them all: What does White Peony Loose Leaf Tea taste like when brewed to perfection? Expect refreshingly floral notes with every sip, alongside earthy and grassy undertones. It is, in other words, a delight to the senses.
How to Brew White Peony Tea
- Put White Peony Leaf Tea into a Tea Infuser or Filter.
- Place the Tea-filled accessory in a mug or cup.
- Boil fresh water and allow it to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90°C.
- Infuse for 1 to 3 minutes. Any longer and you risk creating a bitter taste.
How to Serve: Best served without additions. Alternatively, consider honey or lemon.
Tasting Notes: Imparts floral notes with earthy and grassy hints.
White Peony Tea Benefits
The fact that White Tea is the least oxidised type means that it boasts the highest levels of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants. These properties can neutralise free radicals in the body and, in turn, slow oxidative stress. The result is that it reduces the risk of developing several chronic conditions. Though there is the chance of experiencing White Peony side effects, it is, for the most, good news.
White Peony Tea Weight Loss
Would you believe that White Peony Tea’s health benefits extend to your waistline? A 2009 study discovered that it reduced the deposition of triglycerides in human adipocytes (fat cells) and promoted the breakdown of fats. In somewhat more layperson’s terms, it boosts the metabolism of fat cells, enabling the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently. Just don’t expect it to do all of the hard work for you!
White Peony Tea for Pregnancy
According to NHS Choices, pregnant women should consume no more than 200-mg of caffeine daily - the equivalent of two cups of Coffee. Since White Peony Tea has very little of the stimulant, it is a suitable alternative if you’re cutting down your intake. Additionally, preliminary research indicates that the benefits of drinking White Peony Tea can apply to expecting mothers.