White Tea Bags
Brew with water at a temperature between 75 and 80 degrees and leave to infuse for 1 to 3 minutes
Our White Tea Bags are harmony in a cup. It is undoubtedly the most ‘spiritual’ of all our teas. This beverage consists of mild, delicate, and notably sweet flavours with light, grassy notes. A relative unknown compared with Black and Green Tea; White Tea undergoes minimal processing, and as a result, is considered the most natural form of tea.
Owing to its lack of oxidation, White Tea retains most of its antioxidants. In fact, many now consider the antioxidant strength of White Tea to be more than Green Tea. With this comes incredible health benefits. Frequent consumption offers the potential to boost the metabolism, improve cardiovascular health, and reduce the risks of Type II Diabetes. It can also provide anti-ageing properties, allowing your skin to look its best. Bring to life your daily cup with our White Tea Bags today; experience flavour like none other, and reap the benefits of this wonderfully aromatic and delicious beverage. We use only the finest quality tea leaves with all our Tea’s, don’t settle for second best.
What does your daily cup of tea mean to you? For many, taste alone is enough. Others, however, prefer to know the story behind their favourite brew. White Tea, like all ‘real’ teas, comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant. Contrary to popular belief, White Tea does not get its name from the light liquor it creates, rather the silvery pekoe (hairs or dust) that grow on these unopened buds of a tea leaf. It was first developed in the Fuding prefecture of the Fujian Province, southeast China.
This dates back to the Song Dynasty (906-1127), with it first mentioned in a publication called “Treatise on Tea” written by Emperor Huizong himself (1107-1110). Despite this, earlier records indicate that an almost “prototype” form of White Tea (one that used slightly different processing methods, and is not strictly a White Tea) was developed during the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
White Tea reached the West much later in history compared with other teas. 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. Today, White Tea is rising steadily in popularity. Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we predict that it will soon soar. However, we’ll let you be the judge just as soon as you’ve tried our White Tea Bags.
Type of Tea: White Tea Bags.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees. Following this, infuse for 2 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: This beverage is best served as it is, although lemon can make a delicious accompaniment.
Tasting Notes: Enjoy this smooth, grassy infusion with earthy undertones throughout the day. Experience it’s delicate but flavoursome character and its refreshing aftertaste no matter the hour.
Colour in Cup: Golden liquor, light in tone.
White Tea Benefits: Could White Tea be better for you than Green Tea? Science says yes. White Tea contains a wealth of vitamins, minerals, and special antioxidants, as well as many other pharmacological elements. This includes amino, calcium, caffeine, catechin, gallic acid, magnesium, manganese, polyphenols, potassium, theobromine, and zinc.
Additionally, the fluoride found in White Tea has a high bioavailability, which can prevent cavities. Research published in the “Dental Research Journal” has suggested that with every cup of White Tea consumed, an estimated 34% of its fluoride content is retained. At first glance, this doesn’t sound like much, but in reality, 34% might just be enough to avoid a dreaded trip to the dentist.
Furthermore, the frequent consumption of White Tea may help to decrease blood pressure. This is according to a 2001 study published in the “American Journal of Epidemiology”, which indicated that components such as catechins help to dilate blood vessels which then allows for reductions in blood pressure and better flow throughout the body.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Hydration, Immune System, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon