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Snow Leopard®

Item No. 500218

Available: Peet's Store

Flavor Notes

Subtle aromas of fresh grass and flowers, with a sweet white grape finish

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About this tea

Tea Story

White teas go through minimal processing but are handled with maximum care. Plucking must occur in spring when the “flush” is at the correct size and there is no rain or dew on the leaves. The fresh-plucked leaves are briefly withered in direct sunshine and then brought into open-air sheds for full drying, where the wind moving over the tea is regulated by shutters on the shed walls. The final removal of moisture is done by very low baking. The resulting leaf style is open and irregularly shaped: whole wilted leaves with whitish tips. Snow Leopard is the finest quality white tea of the style known in China as Bai Mu Dan, made from specially selected varietals of the tea bush. Its flavor is smooth with hints of herbs, fresh grass and flowers, and a white grape sweetness.

Brewing Tips

Start with a preheated cup or teapot.
Measure 2 spoonfuls (3g) of tea for each cup of water.
Bring the water to boil; let it cool for 1 minute (195° F) before steeping tea for 5 minutes.
Strain leaves while pouring.

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  • Jehu Bako , drinking Peet's since 2006 2/23/13
  • Avalon

This Chinese White tea is a wonderfully extravagant tasting tea! This Pai Mu Tan type that is possibly related to the Bai Hao Zhen or "White Peony" tea is full of grassy, bamboo flavors and if infused correctly, can yield a luscious floral, crisp cup of tea! Since it is a White tea, your water should be at 160-170 degrees F. (Boiling and waiting 5 minutes) before infusing the tea. The cooling process allows less bitter tannins from being extracted and keeps more of the flavorful theanine in tact. The leaves should be infused for 2-3 minutes and can be done so 2-3 times. Over all, this wonderful, full bodied tea is an excellent, "only white tea option" for the Peet's Tea arsenal.

  • Jenn H , drinking Peet's since 2006 12/18/11
  • San Francisco, CA

This tea is delicious. As an avid tea drinker, I am always exploring different kinds of tea, and I was drawn to this one because of the mild flavor and lighter color, which stains teeth way less. The flavor is light and smooth, almost like an earthier version of green tea, but very subtle. I usually add honey and milk to mine, and this gives it a delicious creamy texture, but it's great on its own or with honey alone. Highly recommend it if you like more natural-tasting/milder teas, as opposed to the bolder English Breakfast or Earl Grey-type of teas.

  • Shawn Barnett , drinking Peet's since 2001 8/26/10
  • Woodstock, GA

Truly an amazing tea. Mellow flavor, but complex, changing as you enjoy it like a fine wine. Mild to full to sweet as it passes over your tongue. Makes me want to drink too much. I'm ordering extra so I can't run out.

  • Rhonna 10/12/08
  • OR

I LOVE this tea! It is my all-time favorite. It is smooth, soft and mellow. Absolutely NO bitterness or bite to it at all. I never need to add sweetener to it. Even friends who are not tea drinkers have been impressed when I served it to them. I would love Peet's to try to find more white teas for us to try as this is the only one they currently offer. Meanwhile, I keep stocked up on Snow Leopard.

  • JEF CAMERON , drinking Peet's since 1999 4/23/08
  • Berkeley, CA

Can't decide if Peet's named this one because it stalks you until you give into its charms or just because it's so beautifully smooth!! Either way, it is an inspired moniker for one of the best Whites I've tasted. Definitely keep a tin around for when friends come over with dessert - you won''t find a better accompaniment or conversation starter once pouring and sampling commence!! ****1/2 out of *****

  • Christopher Sujarit 3/10/08
  • Berkeley, CA

This tea is so smooth and sweet! Looks great and serves well with the ASSAM teapot! Thanks!

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  • STEPHANY S. ALLEN , drinking Peet's since 1993 9/30/09
  • CSR
  • Call Center, CA

As the weather begins to change, iced tea will give way to nice warm tea. One of my favorites is our Snow Leopard. The sweet, juicy mellowness of Snow Leopard will warm the coldest of afternoons. What i enjoy about Snow Leopard is the fresh, clean taste of the tea. I am looking forward to cooler days and warm, soothing tea.

  • Stacie Swayn , drinking Peet's since 1996 7/14/08
  • CSR
  • 1400 Park Ave
  • 1400 Park Ave, CA

Snow Leopard is one of the best white teas I've tasted. It is mild and light but still crisp and refreshing with a clean finish. Snow Leopard makes both a wonderful morning or evening tea. I tend to serve it with desert at dinner parties and it''s always a hit.

  • Eileen Sin 6/30/05
  • Retail Sales/Barista
  • Hastings Ranch, Pasadena, CA
  • Hastings Ranch Pasadena, CA

A mild tea with grassy notes, Snow Leopard is refreshing and light. It is a good tea to try for those who normally drink green tea.

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