Brew with water at a temperature between 75 and 80 degrees and leave to infuse for 1 to 3 minutes
When it comes to White Tea, rarely do they get better than Ying Zhen. And when it comes to White and Jasmine Tea combined, rarely do they get better than our very own Jasmine Silver Needles Ying Zhen. This delicate infusion aims to mesmerise with every sip. It consists of a grassy, floral, herbaceous fusion of flavour that never ceases to impress.
If White Tea worked on a strict grading system, Ying Zhen would make it to the top. Its quality is unparalleled. Its taste is, put simply, exquisite. But that's not all that this Tea can offer. In fact, according to the latest scientific research, White Teas can do so much more.
This type of Tea contains the highest amount of antioxidants. Indeed, this is even over Green Tea! Its wealth in one particular antioxidant, Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), translates to the potential of healthy living. Frequently consuming Jasmine Silver Needles Ying Zhen can aid with weight loss, boost the immune system and reduce the risks of developing type-2 diabetes. It can improve skin health, enhance cognitive function and support digestive health.
Whatever your reason for choosing Jasmine Silver Needles Ying Zhen, you've chosen well. Like all of our Teas, we pack it fresh to order here in our Kent-based factory.
About White Tea
Low in caffeine and high in antioxidants, White Tea is the perfect choice for the health-conscious individual. It comes from the Camellia sinensis (Tea) plant like any other so-called 'real' Tea. The difference between this beverage and those of Green, Black and Oolong Tea comes about through its processing. Or, rather, through its lack of processing!
White Tea is the least processed, and as such, the least oxidised beverage to originate from the Camellia sinensis plant. This ultimately ensures that it retains the vast majority of its antioxidants. When brewed, connoisseurs describe it as light, fresh and grassy in flavour.
About Jasmine Tea
Jasmine (Jasminum) is a genus of shrubs and vines of the olive family (Oleaceae). There are many species of the plant including Jasminum officinale (summer Jasmine), Jasminum nudiflorum (winter Jasmine), Jasminum angustifolium, Jasminum grandiflorum and Jasminum tortuosum. This is to name but a few. There are an estimated two hundred others!
Jasmine grows in tropical and warm temperate regions of Eurasia and Oceania. However, most species can adapt and climatise well, making them relatively versatile. Despite this, all jasmine flowers need fertile, well-drained soil in full or partial sun.
When it comes to Tea, there are three main types: Jasmine Herbal Tea, Jasmine Green Tea and, of course, Jasmine White Tea. We stock them all. Each type will boast an extraordinary floral flavour. Green and White Jasmine Teas, meanwhile, often have added grassy flavours.
This Loose Tea Blend
The combination of White Tea leaves and Jasmine Flowers is a match made in heaven. This happens in the early afternoon of the summer months when workers hand-pick the jasmine buds. Only buds due to bloom that same evening make the cut. Determining the buds' readiness requires a remarkably high level of expertise. Following this, the jasmine buds are stored away until the night. At this stage, the buds begin to unfurl while releasing their captivating scent.
The next stage of the process involves placing the jasmine flowers into basket trays. The workers in the factory then layer over Tea leaves for 'scenting'. After some hours, the Tea leaves absorb the fragrance and distinct flavour of jasmine. The finished product is our Jasmine Silver Needles Ying Zhen, a Tea of beauty and outstanding character.
Type of Tea: Scented White Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew with fresh water at temperatures between 75 and 80 degrees. Infuse for 1 to 3 minutes, being sure not to burn or over-brew the leaves.
How to Serve: This brew tastes best without any accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: Jasmine Silver Needles Ying Zhen has a delightfully sweet and floral taste from start to finish.
Colour in Cup: Peachy liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of Jasmine Silver Needles Ying Zhen
White Tea, scented or unscented, can boost the metabolism of fat cells. This enables the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently. This, in turn, means that periods of moderate exercise produce better results. Ultimately, the frequent consumption of this Tea could help you to lose weight! But don't just take our word for it - read the science!
According to a study published in Nutrition and Metabolism, White Tea effectively reduces the deposition of triglycerides in human adipocytes (fat cells) and promotes the breakdown of fats. It's essential to note, however, that these findings will only potentially apply to those who already lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
Health PointsImmune System, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon