Lunyun White Downy Tea
Brew with water at a temperature between 75 and 80 degrees and leave to infuse for 1 to 3 minutes
Lunyun White Downy Tea is a White Tea from the Guangxi province of China. This hand-picked Tea consists of long, twisted leaves, and when brewed, offers a slightly sweet and notably delicate taste. It lives up to the generalised belief that White Teas are soft, subtle and invoke a sense of peace.
This may not be the case with all White Teas, but it certainly is with Lunyun White Downy Tea. Moreover, there are health benefits to be had from frequently consuming Lunyun White Downy Tea. In fact, according to the latest scientific research, White Teas are more beneficial than Green Teas.
This is because White Teas are the least-processed Tea, meaning they retain the vast majority of their antioxidant potential. And in doing so, the abundance of antioxidants in Lunyun White Downy Tea can combat free radicals in the body, a product of natural (though harmful) human oxidation.
The end result is that, providing one exercises frequently and eats healthily, Lunyun White Downy Tea can improve cardiovascular health, reduce the risks of developing type-2 diabetes, boost the metabolism, support immune system health, and even, although studies are preliminary, potentially afford protection against certain types of cancer. But for those who care less about the health benefits of Tea and more about the taste, Lunyun White Downy Tea ticks all of the boxes.
And better still, Lunyun White Downy Tea has the prestigiousness of time on its side. It belongs to a long and expansive history dating back hundreds of years, beginning with the very first White Teas. The first mention of White Tea was during the Song Dynasty (906-1127 CE) in a publication called “Treatise on Tea”, written by the then-Emperor himself, Huizong.
At first, however, White Tea leaves appeared solely in compressed Tea cakes. And according to legend, it was strictly reserved for royals of the Emperor’s court, where it was served as a “tribute tea”. Records remain scarce, meaning that much of the early history of White Tea is speculation over fact.
The first published account of White Tea consumption in the English language would not arrive in the west until 1876, where it was actually categorised as a Black Tea because it was not steamed like Green Tea. The reason that knowledge of this brew took so long to reach English-speaking ears is likely due to the immense difficulty of transporting, especially anywhere outside of China.
During this time, White Tea was prone to spoiling easily and was especially hard to store. Thankfully, this doesn’t apply today. As loose leaf tea production methods developed over time, so too did the process by which White Tea could be exported. Now, everyone and anyone, even those beyond China, can enjoy this exquisite Tea.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf White Tea.
Origin: The Guangxi province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees. Following this, infuse for 1 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: The flavour of Lunyun White Downy Tea can be enhanced with the addition of lemon, although we believe it is best served as it is to fully appreciate its taste.
Tasting Notes: Lunyun White Downy Tea is smooth and bold with a fresh, earthy aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Pale yellow liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: For some, a slow metabolism can mean losing weight is a lot harder. Lunyun White Downy Tea, when consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, can actually boost the metabolism, no matter how slow it currently is. According to research, White Tea extract effectively reduces the deposition of triglycerides in human adipocytes, or fat cells, and promotes the breakdown of fats. For those who are not scientifically-minded, this means that the EGCG content in White Tea is at least partially responsible for the weight loss abilities of this brew.
Health PointsDetox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon, Evening