Xíng Jiàn Bái Mǔ Dan, 行健白牡丹, Xingjian White Peony
The dry leaves are sage green and black with longish, pale silver buds and they have a sharp, pungent scent, like dried raspberries, red berries, and tropical fruits. The wet leaves appear to be pale green and brown, with a sharp, aromatic, vegetal scent, with a hint of wintergreen, and subtle undertones of honey.
3g of leaves were steeped in 150ml of water for 20-30sec@75-85deg. C. The brewed tea has a thin, pale yellow colour, and a vague peach blossom aroma. In the mouth it is syrupy, viscous, sweet, mildly tingling on the tongue, and has a late, mild buttery finish, whilst it tastes mellow, comforting, luscious, sweet, mildly peppery… quite fresh, with retronasal floral hints.
Compared to yesterday’s tea, this is a fundamentally different tasting tea. It is pleasant, and entertaining with no negative body impact. I thoroughly enjoy this tea.