Sku : 46196

White Peony Tea


H. F. du Pont created a spectacular May blooming garden that features herbaceous peonies as well as east to grow tree peonies. Colors are varied, muted and unusual, ranging from elegant whites, buffs, pinks, peaches, and yellows to crimes, cerise and a deep maroon. The peony Garden is home to the Latimeria Summerhouse Garden Folly.

In addition to being beautiful in the garden, peonies have also been inspiration for designs used on tureens, plates,c ups and textiles as early as the 1700's. Winterthur owns a number of porcelain pieces that were decorated with brightly colored stylized peonies.

In honor of du Pont's beloved peonies with offer you this delicious White Peony tea that features a mellow and sweet flavor. This tea accompanied the exhibition "Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden" in the Winterthur Garden, April 1, 2018 – January 5, 2020.

Winterthur’s first-ever exhibit of whimsical and classic garden structures was set within Henry Francis du Pont’s majestic garden! Thirteen fantastic structures awaited exploration – from a Gothic-inspired tower, an Ottoman tent, and neoclassical follies to a Chinese pavilion, American summerhouses, a faerie cottage, and creative contemporary follies.

• White tea with leaf and buds.

• Light and refreshing.

• Net weight: 16 oz. and includes 20 tea bags.

Preparation: Before adding the boiled water to the white tea, it should be no more than 158ºF to 167ºF or 160-170ºF at most. Allow water to cool for 1.5 to 2 minutes. Steep tea 2-3 minutes.

Fill a kettle with cold fresh (preferably filtered or spring) water. When the water is near the boiling point, pour a little into the teapot, rinse it around and then discard. This cleans and warms the teapot.

Measure your tea carefully in your teapot. Add one tea bag or one rounded teaspoon of loose tea for each cup. You can use a tea ball, or an infuser, but use the same amount of tea.

Bring the water in the kettle to a rolling boil but do not allow it to boil too long. Pour the water over your tea to release the flavor naturally. If you prefer your tea weaker or stronger, never vary the brewing time, simply increase or decrease the amount of tea to your liking.

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