What is Bai Mu Dan White Tea?
Bai Mu Dan White Tea is a traditional Chinese tea that has been enjoyed for centuries. This wonderful tea originates from the Fujian province in China, and it’s often referred to as “white peony” because of the single large white leaf that sprouts up along with each bud.
This beautiful “white feather” gives Bai Mu Dan White Tea its name. The average white tea contains about three to four leaves and a bud, but Bai Mu Dan can have up to six or seven leaves sprouting from each bud. The extra leaves are usually removed during the processing stages of this tea’s production.
Once harvested, Bai Mu Dan is put through an extensive amount of processing to ensure that the silver needle-like buds and leaves are completely white, or “Pai nai” in Chinese. Bai Mu Dan is processed through a combination of withering, heating, drying, sun drying, and an oxidation stage.
After all this processing has been done, Bai Mu Dan White Tea will be ready to drink! There really isn’t a better way to describe the wonderful taste and aroma of this tea, so you’ll have to try it for yourself!
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What are the health benefits of Bai Mu Dan Tea?
Bai Mu Dan White Tea is a popular tea consumed in China, especially during the summertime. It’s also known as a great tea for people who suffer from respiratory illnesses such as colds and bronchitis.
Bai Mu Dan White Tea also helps promote smooth skin, reduces stress, and even helps fight against cancer. People have been drinking white tea for centuries because of its wonderful health benefits, so why haven’t you given it a try?
How much caffeine content is in Bai Mu Dan Tea?
As the production of Bai Mu Dan tea has reduced after 2014, its caffeine content has increased correspondingly. For example, if old Bai Mu Dan contained about 25mg of caffeine per gram, then new Bai Mu Dan should contain more than 30mg of caffeine per gram.
The caffeine content in different batches of Bai Mu Dan varies. Here we take the caffeine content of one well-known Bai Mu Dan, which varies from 24.5mg to 31.1mg per gram.
How to Make Bai Mu Dan Tea?
1. Gaiwan Preparation
(1) Pour enough boiling water into a Gaiwan (~60 ml or 1/4 cup). The boiling water should be just enough to immerse all the tea leaves in the Gaiwan. So, if you want your tea to be stronger, use more tea leaves.
(2) After 60 seconds, drain the boiling water and refill with fresh boiling water.
(3) Let the tea leaves steep for 1 minute.
(4) Drain the tea and serve it.
Note: In this case, one serving of Bai Mu Dan contains 60 ml or 1/4 cup of water.
2. Teapot Preparation (for 200 ml (7oz) of tea)
1st Steeping: 5g to 10g of tea leaves (for 100 ml or 3 oz. of water)
2nd Steeping: 10g to 20g of tea leaves (for 100 ml or 3 oz. of water)
3rd Steeping: 20g to 40g of tea leaves (for 100 ml or 3 oz. of water)
The more tea leaves and the longer time for steeping, the stronger and bitter-tasting your tea will be. If you prefer milder and sweeter tea, use fewer tea leaves (and a shorter steeping time).
Bai Mu Dan also tastes great as a cold tea. To prepare Bai Mu Dan as a cold tea, steep the tea leaves in hot water for less than 30 seconds.