Thank you for showing interest in my Tea in the Garden books, the books explore the many tea/plant relationships including White Peony. As a tea its known as Bai Mudan, a type of white tea made from the youngest leaves from the tea plant Camellia sinensis. As a plant the peony has great significance in Chinese culture. White Peony is just one one of many lovey white teas. Many people don’t know white tea even exists! There are 5 main types of teas: Black, Green, Oolong, White, and Pu’erh.
The term Hybrid Tea Rose comes from the scent of tea the roses had from being packed with tea chests in the hulls of ships. All tea originated in China, there is also Yellow tea and Black tea in China is known as Red tea. All tea types come from one plant, the tea plant Camellia sinensis and its varieties. Tea is steeped in lore, my books look at the world of the Dragonwell, Tie Guan Yin, Lu Yu and and of course Shen Nung who discovered tea over 2700 years ago.
This is just a small example of what is in store in the Tea in the Garden books! There are 10 books so something for every tea lover and gardener. My tea knowledge is extensive, I am trying new teas all the time. Gardening is my passion and I enjoy nothing more than a cup of “Tea in the Garden!” Here is a link to my garden in Powell River, Canada. linkhttp://gardenbloomsblog.wordpress.com enjoy!