White Peony, also known as Pai Mu Tan, is a close cousin to Silver Needle. White Peony uses the young, unopened buds of the tea plant as well as the center needle sprout. After a natural aging and withering process, White Peony produces a fuller flavor and greater potency than Silver Needle. Log on to http://www.californiateahouse.com/White-Tea/White-Peony/product.tpl.html for detailed information!!