// Dunsandle Bai Mudan
White tea comes from the same plant as green and black teas. White tea oxidizes less than green and black teas.
The tea we've chosen to represent white teas, Bai Mudan, is sometimes preferred by white tea drinkers for its fuller flavor than other white teas. Nonetheless, this tea is the subtlest of our offerings and a great introduction to white tea. We love it for its floral aromas and sweet flavor.
BBTC is producing organic tea in the Nilgiri mountain region of India. The Dunsandle Estate, a high-elevation estate at over 6,000 feet above sea level produces teas with the distinctive Nilgiri aroma and flavor typical of the quality of high-elevation teas.
You'll notice the shoots in the image above - Bai Mudan white tea is made from plucks each with one mature leaf shoot and two young leaves. The plucks are allowed to wither in the sun for a long while (a few days) and then oxidized for a short while (a few hours). These processing steps are very simple compared to other teas, but the final product is very sensitive to small variances in the environment and process. This sensitivity comes out in the delicate nature of the flavors in our Bai Mudan white tea.
We've chosen one white tea to represent all white teas. Why did we pick this one? White teas can be incredibly mild in flavor - so we chose one that would allow you to easily notice the unique characteristics of white tea. You'll smell peonies in the aroma and taste slight sweetness of honeysuckle in the finish. Because it has a low caffeine content, this tea is great any time of day. Here's a great white tea. Enjoy it!