it's not always agreed on which method is best used when making loose white tea, many say it's the way the tea is picked, when the tea leaves are young and dried and for others it is the fermentation process used. What cannot be disputed however is the wonderful taste of white tea, from China (China white tea is best known ) or loose white tea from Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand or India the demand for white teas is ever growing.
What is White Tea
In our case fresh buds and leaves coming from the Camellia Sinesis plant are left to dry in natural sunlight before being lightly processed to prevent ulterior oxidation. This way, not only the white tea maintains the delicate flavour, but also large quantities ingredients beneficial for health are retained in the leaf. It is important to mention that white teas are the least processed tea of all the tea families.
White Tea Benefits
White Tea is high in antioxidants and it was proven it can be a reputable ally in fighting different forms of cancer and cardiac diseases. For centuries, tea was the most well-known and widely used medication. People used it to cure many afflictions from the common cold to stomach aches and it worked every time.
Brewing White Tea
Amount of Tea Leaf: 10g (0.35 oz, light 3 tsp.)
Water Temperature: Boiling
Water Amount: 650ml (22 fl.oz)
Brewing Time: 2-4 minutes
Temp. When Served: 80’C (180’F)
Amt. of Brewed Tea/ Cup: 120ml (4 fl.oz)
Whole Amt. of Brewed Tea: 600ml (20 fl.oz)
Place tea leaves in a teapot. Pour boiling water that has been cooled to the correct temperature, allow tea to steep for about 2-4 minutes.
Then stir (virtually all the leaves will sink) then pour into your cup. It is optional to add milk or sugar however the tea is really intended to be drunk without either being added.
White Teas we Recommend
One of our most popular white teas is White Peony Tea or maybe add a little flavour to your white tea with our Pomegranate White Tea or you could treat yourself to one of the finest white teas Ying Zhen Silver Needle Top Grade