Pear Mu Tan
Pear Mu Tan. I am glad to announce that we have added another tea to our Organic cultivation varieties here at Local Tea Company.
Pear Mu Tan is a White tea grown in Fujian Province, China. White teas are surrounded by folklore and mystique heralded from ancient China. Emperors proclaimed this delicate tea as “the culmination of all that is elegant.”
The least processed of all tea categories, white is is natural. The newest leaves are carefully picked when they have a silvery appearance from the hair or ‘hao.’ They are lightly withered, which turns them into an artist’s palette of hues. From silver to green to brown, the results are a light, fluffy mixture of leaf pieces that yield a subtle and delicate flavor.
I had been asked several times about Pear tea. After using this tea for several days in my travel mug, I knew we had to have it! This type of White tea is known as Pai Mu Tan, which means “white peony.” The tea is produced from various tea bush called chaicha, so it seemed natural to name this tea Pear Mu Tan.
There is evidence that Pear has been used as a food since prehistoric times. In other words, a perfect partner for White tea. To complement the pear, there are dried apple pieces, mango cubes, and marigold blossoms. Besides, the shimmering golden liquor has a lingering fragrance and sweet, fresh mellow taste. This is a lovely tea, both dry and infused.
Please note, this tea is organically cultivated but has not pursued the requirements to be designated ORGANIC.
White teas are becoming very popular. They are considered to be the most beneficial of all teas for their health benefits. With more antioxidants than black or green tea, white tea has anti-cancer properties. We have read that the tea is heart-healthy, has a calming (anti-sagging!) and detoxifying effect on the skin, and the ability to strengthen our immune system. A bonus is that it tastes so good!
There are debates aplenty about the amount of caffeine in white teas. Could it be that as the tea is made from young leaves, they contain the most concentrated amount of caffeine? The fact that we infuse for less time and at a lower temperature may mean less caffeine is released…and so on. We may never know the exact reason, and it really does not seem to matter too much!
In my experience, I have found White tea VERY agreeable to my body function. I do not seem to get as overheated or troubled with the caffeine content. Therefore, I have been able to drink later into the day. See how it works for you!
In conclusion, Pear Mu Tan is a tea that really keeps on giving and certainly wears the title ‘the culmination of all that is elegant’ very well.
- Which Green tea is Best? Our Goji Green tea is our most popular green tea. We have many other flavored green teas that people love. There are many green tea benefits.
- Is green tea good for you? Or, why is Green tea good for you? A combination of antioxidants and L-Theanine make green tea one of the healthiest beverages you can consume.
- What green tea good for? How much Green Tea is too much? Drink more green tea, that is the best advice!
- Is green tea caffeinated? Yes, there is caffeine in green tea. Rather than drinking decaffeinated green tea, we suggest you try an herbal, fruit, or rooibos tea. There will always be a bit of caffeine in decaffeinated tea, so beware!