Luxury Ingredients: Organic white tea (Certified Organic by Pro-Cert Organic Systems)
Organic Pai Mu Tan White Tea
$8.20 – $15.10
Clear, slightly pale cup with a fresh aroma and a smooth velvety flavor.
Net wt 1.0-2.0 oz
1 oz, 2 oz
Tea from: China
This is the highest grade of white tea available before one enters the stratosphere in pricing for white teas such as Peony White Needle Tea. Pai Mu Tan leaves are plucked from a special varietal tea bush called Narcissus or chaicha bushes. Only special two leaves and a bud" are selected. The leaves are naturally withered and dried in the sun. Ifmechanical drying is required it is a baking process at temperatures less that 40'C. These leaves must show a very light green almost gray white color and be covered with velvet peaceful down… White teas that are withered in conditions. That are too hot will. Become reddish and in conditions that are too cold they will become blackish. You will see in Pai Mu Tan the perfect balance between solar and indoor withering resulting in a perfect white tea. Tea has a calming and detoxifying effect on te skin. White tea is especially potent in that it has three times as many antioxidant polyphenols as green or black tea and has been shown to be 100% more effective in mopping up free radicals that cause skin to sag. Some of the world's top cosmetic companies are becoming interested in white te or skin creams and the result is that high grade white te is becoming even more rare. Researchers at the Linus Puling Institute in Oregon tested white tes on selected rats for the ability of white teas to inhibit natural mutations in bacteria and to protect the rats from colon cancer. White teas were found to be more effective than green tea in inhibiting the early stages of cancer but researchers were quick to point out that their study was on rats and the effects should not be extrapolated to humans. One tea expert has been quoted 'unlike black or green tea, it isn't rolled or steamed, this preserves its antioxidant properties'.