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White Peony

Loose leaf

Also available as tea bags

Contains caffeine

White Peony, also known as Pai Mu Tan, is probably the best known of white teas. Often described as light and refreshing, it is made from the youngest leaves and unopened buds of the tea plant which are carefully hand-picked and then withered in the sun before being lightly oxidized. Long, silvery-white leaf tips lead to an amber infusion with mellow honey spicy notes.

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Pickup currently unavailable at Edinburgh

White Peony

White Peony

50g tube


Pickup currently unavailable

Unit 18 Dryden Vale
Bilston Glen
Loanhead EH20 9HN
United Kingdom

Brewing Tips

2/3 grams of tea
2-3 minutes
Add honey and lime as desired

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We have made sure that our packaging can be either composted or recycled.

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Great Taste 2022
2 Star

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
David B.
Great product, good price + customer service. Can't fault it.

Great product, good price + customer service. Can't fault it.

Dean R.
Great tea.

A decent white Peony at a reasonable price. Quite small particles but a good amount of whole and part leaf. Flavour is good. That quintessential peony, velvet mouth feel and good fruity flavour profile. Good value.

Jane B.

This tea is light and fragrant, I found it so easy to drink and loved it a little cooler than the usual 'hot cup of tea.'

Alexis B.

Really lovely tea.

Connie O.
Fab tea

Really love this tea. Will definitely buy more, great value.

Sheridan C.
Soothing White Tea

Am really enjoying this white tea again which has a delicate soothing flavour. The tea was very nicely packaged and as it was a birthday present to myself it was a special treat to get a nice birthday card enclosed along with some other samples to try. I am glad I found Shibui Teas as my previous supplier decided they were no longer going to stock White Peony and withdrew it from sale. I transitioned to their Green Tea but always hankered after the softer smoother taste of Peony White Tea. I am very pleased to have found Shibui teas and will now become a regular customer for all my leaf tea.

Linda J.
Best I've tasted

Been looking for a nice tea I can have without milk for years. And this is it. Tastes delicious and is a lovely afternoon treat to myself after a day of work

Light and refreshing.

Carries the hallmarks of a quality white tea, light and refreshing, although maybe a tad insipid.

Anthony T.
Lovely Tea

Hi John, Thanks for making contact.
I found the Whitre Peony tea to be refreshing and ideal to be drunk throughout the day.
I've also had some Silver Needle off you and that was marvellous.
I like your packaging. Just simple and effective.
I'll be buying lots more from you.
Many thanks for an excellent product

Dillon P.
Finally, White Peony!

I've been struggling to find my favourite loose leaf tea White Peony online (seems as though everyone has sold out, even Whittards) and through an online search I found Shibui. Took a leap of faith and ordered the biggest bag they sold (250g, great value) and upon arrival eagerly brewed up a cup. That familiar mellow bitter taste hit my senses and I'm pleased to report Shibui is now my new favourite. With both tea leaves and buds, it's a high quality blend compared to the cheaper leaves only you sometimes find and the taste, packaging, service and delivery time doesn't disappoint. 100% recommended.