Our fine Pai Mu Tan White Peony was organically grown and produced! White Peony is made of the buds and leaves that remain after the first flush silver needle tea has been harvested. While White Peony tea is darker and the aroma bolder, the pleasant sweetness clearly identifies its relationship and similarity to silver needle tea. Pai Mu Tan White Peony is still plucked by hand in the traditional craft manner in Fujian province, China. The tea is picked in a ratio of just two leaves to every bud, following the strict quality and tasting standards introduced during the Ming Dynasty. Processing of the tea is kept to a minimum, with the plucked leaves and buds dried and withered almost immediately after picking! Once steeped, the result is a fine flowery white tea with mild flavor, and gentle sweet fruit blossom finish.