Lovely aromatic, slightly sweet taste
Long, olive green, twisted leaves with a lovely aromatic, slightly sweet taste, that lend themselves to more than one steeping.This classic is picked from the first tea buds of Spring and dried to produce the tea in its purest form.
Brewing the best cup. Use just one teaspoon per cup. Boiling water is a little fierce for white tea so, for just-off the boil water, simply boil the kettle, let it sit for three to four minutes, then brew your tea, 2+ mins, a little honey or sugar, no milk.
These leaves are not fermented or processed but, rather, left to dry naturally in the sun. The high proportion of buds, with their silver fuzz, result in a white/light coloured tea. Brew very lightly for a smooth, fresh taste, longer brew for a sharper flavour. White tea is potent, with three times the antioxidant properties of other types of teas.
China White Tea