Mini Peony, matured white tea

Mini Peony, matured white tea

(3 customer reviews)

USD 13.80

Organic Golden White Tea

All classic tastes today had once been novel. In the category of white tea, there is much room for developing a fuller spectrum of fine tastes. Mini Peony is Tea Hong’s answer for a different tasting alternative to the classic White Peonies. Processed from a new cultivar, and grown organically in the scenic mountains in Huangshan, this smaller size version of white peony has all the goodness of genuine white tea, but delivered in the compact, less hairy orchid shape whole leaves. The gold infusion is characterised with its own distinct sweet milky notes as a fine selection in its own rights.

Connoisseur's classInfusion colorTCM ColdUSDA Organic CertifiedEU Organic Certified

Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack

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Taste profile

Aroma with creamy, slight sweetness in a milky overtone. Hints of water chestnuts. Clear, canary yellow infusion. Bright, yet sweet and supple infusion which briskness is accented with the light bitterness of raw almond and pear peel. Tints of herbs over an light vegetal undertone. Refreshing, lightly bittersweet aftertaste.

Infusion tips

Preheat vessel to 90°C and infuse at slightly lower than the preheat temperature. Use less leaves and longer infusion time for sweeter, more supple body. Begin with a proportion of 1 to 100 for 7 min. Alternatively, fill vessel with water at very slightly over 90°C and drop the leaves over the water very gradually. This way, no preheating is needed.

Additional information

Weight 150 g
Dimensions 18 × 9 × 5 cm
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  1. This tea is refined and elegant in its simplicity. It’s a pretty straightforward white tea, humbly priced, with a soothing flavor profile that isn’t remarkably complex, but nevertheless can bring a kind of satisfaction to any tea-drinker’s soul.

    I think the flavor notes listed in the description are pretty accurate – it’s got creamy undertones with some hints of pear-like fruitiness and a subdued floral quality, with some soft notes reminiscent of nuts and herbs, all of which are balanced in harmony and enjoyable – not despite their simplicity, but perhaps because of it.

    For me, I think it’s the relatively simple (but still nuanced and detail-oriented) processing techniques which make it feel raw in a way that brings me closer to the spirit and essence of this wonderful plant, and across its many manifestations, from different species and cultivars, to processing techniques that effectively create the various categories of tea.

    I enjoy brewing this tea up and letting it cool in the cup for several hours before drinking it. It retains a softness but develops a kind of boldness that seems to amplify the flavor profile and draw out many desirable notes and characteristics that are perhaps more fleeting when the soup is warm.

    The body becomes very thick and the aftertaste lingers for a long time, but on the way down the soup is still very smooth and delicate. It glides easily across the palate before sinking heavily into the body… this pungency is a very enjoyable sensation, and perhaps a reflection of the high-quality leaf material coupled with the excellent processing techniques used to create Tea Hong’s Mini Peony.

  2. I bought two kinds of white tea this time. White Shiiba and this Mini Peony. Although this tastes refreshing and nice, White Shiiba is really stunning. That is why I am giving this only 4 stars.

  3. Aroma-evoked memories

    As a child, my summer mornings were often spent in an open field, examining nature’s tiniest details. Mini Peony takes me back there with its tourmaline-yellow liquor and light, fresh aroma of purple clover, daisy and Queen Anne’s Lace. There’s also an herbal scent reminiscent of the sticky milkweed pods I would pull apart to examine. The infused leaves of this tea are a pleasant tangle resembling pea tendrils. Compared to the other white teas I’ve tried, Mini Peony is brighter and softer in taste with a surprisingly round, smooth and substantial texture. If only I could lift the lid off my gaiwan to hear birdsong and buzzing cicadas, my childhood flashback would be complete.

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