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Mutan White is made on the same hills that make Chinese Silver Needle, just outside of Fuan in northern Fujian Province. The tea is based upon the same Da Bei or Big White cultivar. After enough tips (or buds) are gathered to make Chinese Silver Needle, the plants are allowed to grow some more. Then when two immature leaves have grown, the whole set is harvested; two leaves and a bud (aka tip.) The sets are dried in large barns, where the slow process allows a bit of oxidation to occur. This gives Mutan White some fruity and vegetal flavors.
Dry Leaves A mix of silver-green long tips (or buds) and forest green leaves. This tea is made after the harvest of the Chinese Silver Needle (aka YinZhen). The growers allow some leaves to mature and then they harvest. Like with Silver Needle, little is done other to allow the tea to dry inside a barn. Although the leaves look green, this is a white tea because of the production method.
Liquor Mutan White has a yellow green liquor, and is the darkest of all white teas because the leaves that are attached to the white tip.
Aroma This tea has a light vegetal aroma glazed with with sugar, like the sweet, charred quality of roasted leeks.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body In the realm of white teas, this tea has the most body. This is because of the leaves, although it is still much lighter than most other teas.
Flavors The finest (and that is what we offer) fill your mouth with the light sweet vegetal flavors of steamed yellow squash or leeks.
Brewing Time 2 to 3 minutes
Brewing Temperature 175° F

Mutan White

An excellent introduction to white tea, it has an abundance of silvery white buds and green leaves. It is light and sweet with vegetal flavors.

Each tin contains 20 sachets. Our Mutan White tea is Kosher and contains caffeine.

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Customer Reviews



Wonderful White
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Not sure about "notes," but it's a lovely light tea, with a refined gentle flavor. Not bulked up with stems.



Decent White
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Better than most anything else you'll get in bags, but still one step below loose leaf outside of sachets; for one, several of the leaves are broken/crumbled, two, even with the pyramid shape, the leaves can't fully float around and release their full flavor, and 3 the floral and fruity flavor isn't quite at the same level as some other mudan/mutan whites I've had. That said, the price is great and the sachet convenience is too, if you don't want to bring around a brewing filter with you. I will finish the tin, then invest in some high-quality loose white. If you want a decent introduction to whites with the convenience of a tea bag, this is it. A slightly buttery tea, smells vaguely of nuts and caramels, mild floral/ grassiness, mild sweetness and only a hint of astringency.



Mutan White
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The only way I can describe this tea is Simply Amazing! In my opinion this is by far the best white tea I have ever tasted both hot and chilled. It also pairs well with just about any type of food you can think of from breakfast to dinner and from salads to steaks. I HIGHLY recommend this tea to any seasoned tea drinker or someone who is just starting out. You will not be disappointed.

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