Brew with water at a temperature between 75 and 80 degrees and leave to infuse for 1 to 3 minutes
Snow Buds White Tea comes from the Chinese Fujian province. Workers traditionally hand-pick two leaves and a bud for its making. It has a lovely silvery green appearance which, when brewed, has a light, refreshing taste. Its fragrant aroma, meanwhile, will undoubtedly allure all those close by. We pack Snow Buds White Tea, like all of our White Teas, fresh to order.
It's also worth noting that there are health benefits to be had from this White Tea. Its unique processing ensures that it contains the highest level of antioxidants. Indeed, it has higher levels of Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) than that of Green Tea. This particularly special antioxidant can combat free radicals in the body. This can ultimately lead to reduced risks of developing numerous chronic conditions, including type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
How is this Tea Made
White Teas such as this one come from the same Camellia sinensis (Tea) plant like any other variety. The change between each type happens in the factory.
After the withering of the leaf, producers only allow this Tea to oxidise for a minimal amount of time. In fact, this oxidation period is even shorter than that of Green Tea, hence the reason this beverage retains most of its antioxidants.
Caffeine in Snow Buds White Tea
The processing of this Tea also contributes significantly to its caffeine content. On average, Snow Buds White Tea contains 15-20 mg of caffeine per 8 oz cup. This is in comparison to Green, which contains an average of 30 mg; Oolong, which has 45 mg; and Black, which has 50 mg. But what does this really mean in the real world?
For those who're caffeine sensitive, or those who're pregnant, it means a great deal. NHS Choices, for example, recommends that pregnant women not exceed more than 200 mg of caffeine per day. This is the equivalent of two cups of Coffee. As a result, our Snow Buds White Tea is the perfect alternative to other, more caffeinated beverages.
Type of Tea: White Tea.
Origin: Fujian, China.
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: No accompaniments required.
Tasting Notes: This is a notably delicate infusion with enticing grassy notes.
Colour in Cup: Yellow liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits of Snow Buds White Tea
Snow Buds White Tea, and beverages like it, can boost the metabolism of fat cells. This is according to a 2009 study published in "Nutrition and Metabolism". The research recognised how it effectively reduces the deposition of triglycerides in human adipocytes (fat cells) and promotes the breakdown of fats. I
n other words, its frequent consumption enables the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently. This means weight loss, you can read more about White Tea Benefits on our blog.