White tea is the closest you can get to “fresh off the bush” – it’s lightly oxidised and dried but that’s about it. You can get different grades with names like “Longevity Eyebrow” or “Silver Needle” but we opted for “White Peony”. On the whole, we think it has the best flavour – and it sounds rather more appetising too!
peonies Just like a snowflake, white tea is the most natural, and least processed, of all grades of tea. Our Pai White is pai mu tan (“White Peony”) grade white tea, freshly plucked in Fujian Province, laid out on large blankets to dry naturally in the sun and, er, that’s about it.