Zhi White Blueberry is crafted exclusively from our superior grade organic India White Bai Mudan blended with organic blueberries, blue cornflowers, and botanical blueberry extract.
This organic sensation is not only chock-full of antioxidants but totally delivers in the taste department. Rather than covering the delicate body of the tea itself, our blend merely enhances and reveals even more of the natural qualities of the tea.
Indulge, revitalize, relax. Pure goodness from Zhi.
This tea can be resteeped at least twice with superb results!
USDA Organic and Fair Trade
2.0 oz Pouch $13.95 - 30 servings 47¢ per cup | 1.7 oz Tin $15.95 - 26 servings 63¢ per cup
Subsequent steeps - Free!
Hint: Use more leaves for a stronger, more satisfying taste.
Water: 195°F | Leaves: 1 Tbsp per 12 ounce cup | Infusion Time: 3-4 minutes
Basic Steeping Tips
- Use filtered or spring water, whenever possible
- Don’t overboil water
- Remove leaves after recommended time (adjust to taste)
- If you want stronger tea, use more leaves instead of steeping for a longer time
Leaves can be re-steeped 2-3 times resulting in various flavor differences. Don’t throw out those leaves until they have given it all up!
White tea is sun dried and contains a high amount of antioxidants. Low in caffeine. Heart healthy and has known cancer halting properties.
Our White Blueberry contains organic blueberries. Regular blueberries are already extremely rich in antioxidants, however, organic blueberries have a higher ORAC (Oxygen Radicals Absorbance Capacity) values. Higher ORAC values mean that organic blueberries are better at preventing the chemical oxidation that leads to cellular damage. However, blueberries as a whole contain the highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruit. These include Anthocyanin (a pigment responsible for the blue color), vitamin C, B complex, vitamin E, vitamin A, copper, selenium, zinc, iron, etc.
The base for our White Blueberry is the White Peony tea, also known as Bai Mudan and Pai Mutan. Hailing from the Fuding Country in Fujian Province, the White Peony tea is one of the top ten most famous teas in China. White Peony is made from the buds and leaves of the great white tea plant, leftover after the Silver Needle white tea has been harvested. The leaves are left to dry naturally in the sun and then baked for a short period of time to bring out all the flavor.
Like a flower, the silvery bud is enfolded by green leaves. When steeped, the green leaves unfold and become resembling of a blossoming peony flower, hence the name “White Peony Tea”.
Legend has it that the White Peony tea was discovered by a prefecture chief named Mao Yi during the Han Dynasty. He was an honest man who was disgusted by the corruption around him, so he quit his job and moved to a remote mountain to live with his mother in reclusion. During the harsh winter, Mao Yi’s mother fell sick. Thus, Mao Yi began his search far and wide to find a medicine to cure his mother. One night, a grey-headed immortal came to him in a dream and disclosed that his mother’s illness could be cured by a carp boiled with a new type of tea. Mao Yi broke the ice of the lake to jump in and catch a carp. However, he was stumbled as to how he was going to find a new tea, especially in the winter. Suddenly, 18 peonies in front of him turned into tea plants, with buds coming out like white peonies. Mao Yi picked the buds, headed home and cooked them with the carp. With this concoction, his mother was healed.