Help with white peony??

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Re: Help with white peony??

Postby garrettmc » Jan 4th, '11, 21:15

did a brew at 180 for 12 minutes. definitely my favorite so far!

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Re: Help with white peony??

Postby l8nytsimmer » Jan 25th, '11, 14:20

Can someone explain why this tea is called "White Peony"? Does it have flowers mixed in with the leaves, like Jasmine teas often do? I hate Jasmine teas! Tastes like perfume! And when you say you grab a large pinch of leaves from the bag, do you just drops those leaves into your cup and add water? How do you get rid of the leaves? I hate a lot of loose stuff floating about in my tea!

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Re: Help with white peony??

Postby teafarm » Apr 27th, '11, 14:01

l8nytsimmer wrote:Can someone explain why this tea is called "White Peony"? Does it have flowers mixed in with the leaves, like Jasmine teas often do? I hate Jasmine teas! Tastes like perfume! And when you say you grab a large pinch of leaves from the bag, do you just drops those leaves into your cup and add water? How do you get rid of the leaves? I hate a lot of loose stuff floating about in my tea!


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Re: Help with white peony??

Postby teafarm » Apr 27th, '11, 14:11

Anyone else notice the pictures of the white peony on Adagio's site is not indicative of what white peony looks like. It's somewhat "enhanced," no?

Anyways, I brew my White Peony (not from Adagio) with boiling water 100C for 30-60 seconds and there were no hints of bitterness. Very good flavor and aroma. It lasted me 4 steepings; 3 from yesterday and 1 more this morning.

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Re: Help with white peony??

Postby gingkoseto » Apr 27th, '11, 15:09

teafarm wrote:Anyone else notice the pictures of the white peony on Adagio's site is not indicative of what white peony looks like. It's somewhat "enhanced," no?

This one?
http://www.adagio.com/white/white_peony.html?SID=2b5ade2b32d83f1695c1677e44a468e1

I think it's fine and a good representative of white peony. The leaves can look quite colorful under bright white light (as seen in the picture), but those are the natural colors of the leaves.

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Re: Help with white peony??

Postby teafarm » May 9th, '11, 14:56

gingkoseto wrote:
teafarm wrote:Anyone else notice the pictures of the white peony on Adagio's site is not indicative of what white peony looks like. It's somewhat "enhanced," no?

This one?
http://www.adagio.com/white/white_peony.html?SID=2b5ade2b32d83f1695c1677e44a468e1

I think it's fine and a good representative of white peony. The leaves can look quite colorful under bright white light (as seen in the picture), but those are the natural colors of the leaves.


Thanks for the explanation. So vibrant, now, I must try some. :D

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