In terms of the world's rarest tea, hand rolled Pai Mu Tan ranks amongst the most difficult to come by. Only a few thousand kilos are produced each year and most of this is snapped up by collectors in China and Germany. Brew yourself a cup and you'll see what the fanfare is all about. This magnificent White Tea is made in accordance with the ancient recipe and opens with light, greenish notes, subtle tones of grass, wheat and ultra faint green apple on the finish. An incredible tea - brew a pot and contemplate the universe.

 

Bring fresh, filtered (if possible) water to the boil. It's best to let the water cool back down to 82 degrees to get the best from your Panda Pearls. When prepared by the cup, this tea can be used repeatedly - about 3 times. The secret is to use water that is about 180°F/82°C. Place 1 slightly heaped teaspoon in your cup. Let the tea steep for about 3 minutes and then begin enjoying a cup of enchantment. Do not remove the leaves from the cup. Once the water level is low - add more water, and so on and so on - until the flavour of the tea is exhausted. Look at the pattern of the leaves in the brew, you can see the bud and shoots presenting themselves, looking like they are about to be plucked. Milk and sugar are not recommended.

Panda Pearls

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  • Ingredients: White tea.