Pomegranate White Tea
Brew with water at a temperature between 75 and 80 degrees and leave to infuse for 1 to 3 minutes
Pomegranate White Tea is a high quality loose leaf tea sometimes known as Pai Mu Tan. This delicious flavoured brew offers only the best of the best in terms of ingredients. As well as a wonderful blend of top-grade White Tea, pomegranates, cranberry pieces and rose petals are added to ensure perfection. Pomegranate White Tea is recognised by its pleasant aroma and delicate fruity taste.
Furthermore, there are numerous health benefits to be had from this tea. This includes the potential of improving your cardiovascular health, reducing the risks of Type II Diabetes, and even boosting your metabolism. Believe it or not, you can actually lose weight with this brew providing you consume it alongside a healthy and active lifestyle. For most people, however, the taste of Pomegranate White Tea alone is enough to brew it again, and again, and again.
Pai Mu Tan is just one of many different White Tea types. Surprisingly, White Tea is often considered a relatively new “invention” compared to Green Tea, for example. It was first developed in the Fuding prefecture of the Fujian Province, southeast China. This dates back to the Song Dynasty (906-1127) which, compared with some other tea types, was not long ago. The first record of White Tea was published in a book called “Treatise on Tea” written by Emperor Huizong. There is a possibility that White Tea pre-dates records, however, and an early version could have first been created during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). It’s likely we’ll never know for sure.
Today, the processing of White Tea has changed very little. This is because, in truth, it requires very little processing in the first place! White Tea, like any other tea, comes from the Camellia sinensis plant (not to be confused with herbal and fruit tisanes). It’s usually harvested by hand before the tea leaves have fully unfurled and also while the buds are still very young.
This beverage gets its name from the silvery pekoe (hairs or dust) that grow on these unopened buds rather than the colour of the liquor. When the tea has been harvested, the leaves are withered for up to 72 hours. Following this, White Tea is only allowed a minimal oxidation period. This processing (or, rather, lack of) coupled with the short oxidation period results in a brew that’s unmistakably delicate and fresh. Add the ingredients used in our Pomegranate White Tea into the mix and you have a wonderfully scrumptious beverage perfect for any occasion. Morning, afternoon, or evening - the choice is yours.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf White Tea.
Ingredients: White Tea Leaves,
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: This beverage is best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: This sweet, floral infusion is a great choice to start off the day. Its smooth, delicate, and absolutely scrumptious with every sip.
Colour in Cup: Vibrant golden liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: Pomegranate White Tea contains high concentrations of polyphenols (antioxidants) that can help reduce plaque formation in the mouth. This, in turn, can block the growth of bacteria. Additionally, the fluoride found in White Tea has a high bioavailability which can prevent cavities. According to research published in the “Dental Research Journal”, for every cup of White Tea consumed, an estimated 34% of its fluoride content is retained. This might not sound like much, but it could be enough to save you a dreaded trip to the dentist in the long run.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Detox, Hydration, Immune System, Weight Loss
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon, Evening