White Tea

Unfermented, young tea leaves.

Originally harvested from wild tea bushes, white tea was discovered by ancient tea connoisseurs who were always on the lookout for the ultimate tea. They found that the immature buds had the most delicate flavor.


“Walking down the Yangtze River, you pick a young, unopened bud. The unblemished silver leaf is refreshingly free from the taint of civilization. Return to the state of nature and enjoy this tea for a beautiful, gentle experience.”



From Where?

Northern Fujian Province, China

White tea is closest to its natural form as it is not oxidated, rolled or torn like other teas. Therefore it is thought to contain the most antioxidants of any teas, as well as a slightly higher level of catechin (a polyphenol antioxidant). White tea also contains high levels of the amino acid theanine, which is prized for its relaxation and mood enhancing properties.

 

COLOR: Light

AROMA: Delicate, floral

TASTE: Complex, subtle, floral


How Is White Tea Made?

PICKING

The fresh tea leaves of the tea plant (Camellia Sinensis) are picked.

WITHERING

The unopened top bud and leaves of the tea plant (Camellia Sinensis) are picked by hand.


SORTING

Only the top bud and two leaves within a 0.5mm tolerance are chosen by size.

STEAMING

The unopened bud and leaves are steamed to stop any fermentation of the tea leaves.


DRYING

The unopened buds are left to dry on bamboo mats

GRADING

Buds and leaves are graded and put into categories: whole leaves, broken leaves, fanning, dust.


Make The Perfect Cup of White Tea

HOT

1 TSP per Teacup (8oz)

180°F

82°C

3 min Drink Plain
ICED

1 TSP per Teacup (8oz)



Essential White Teas

Beginner

Loose Leaf Tea | White

Novice

Loose Leaf Tea | White

Connoisseur

Loose Leaf Tea | White

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