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White Peony Tea

Author: Jee Choe
A delicate white tea, White Peony tastes fresh and mellow.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Steep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving


  • 1 cup water + more to warm teapot
  • 1 ½ teaspoons White Peony tea (or 1 tea sachet)


  • Boil water.
    If using an electric kettle with temperature setting, set it to 175°F. Heat a little more water than needed so that it can be used to warm up the teapot. If boiling water on the stovetop, let it come to a simmer, then turn off heat.
    Use filtered water for brewing. Water is the only other ingredient in tea, so better water equals better tea.
  • Warm up teapot.
    Pour hot water into a teapot halfway and swirl it around a bit. Discard the water.Warming up the teapot is an extra step that all tea professionals take the time to do, so that when the tea steeps, the water temperature won't drop drastically.
  • Put White Peony tea into the teapot and add hot water. Cover teapot and steep for 3 minutes.
  • Strain White Peony tea leaves and pour hot tea into a teacup.


How to Make Cold Brew White Peony Iced Tea

  1. Put White Peony tea and cool or room temperature water in a pitcher or glass container. Cover pitcher and put in refrigerator for at least 6 hours. 
    Stir to make sure tea leaves get dampened by the water and isn't sitting dry on top of the water surface. Use filtered water for a better tasting iced tea. The best steep time is 6-12 hours.
  2. Strain tea leaves and pour tea into a cup.
    Ice is optional since the tea is already cold.

Brewing Guide

Hot White Peony Tea

  • TEA: 1 ½ teaspoons White Peony tea or 1 tea sachet
  • WATER: 1 cup (8 fl. oz.)
  • STEEP TIME: 3 minutes
Cold Brew White Peony Iced Tea
  • TEA: 1 ½ teaspoons White Peony tea or 1 tea sachet
  • WATER: 1 cup (8 fl. oz.)
  • STEEP TIME: 6 hours


  • White Peony is a delicate tea so it's best without any milk or sugar but if you like it sweet, add a little sugar or honey.
  • To sweeten White Peony cold brew, go for simple syrup. It’s so easy to make at home by mixing equal parts sugar and hot water until the sugar dissolves.
  • Flavored simple syrup or fruit juice can be used to flavor and sweeten iced White Peony tea.
  • Don't use boiling hot water to make this tea. Water that's too hot can make the tea taste bitter.
  • Tea can be brewed and stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 4 days. Airtight, glass containers are best for storing brewed tea.
  • To store loose White Peony tea, keep it in an airtight container away from heat, light, smells, and humidity.


Calories: 1 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 12mg