The Wonder Of White Tea
From the mist-shrouded mountains of China comes a new and exciting tea - white tea. The Chinese have enjoyed white tea for over a thousand years, but only recently has the rest of the world become aware of this secret brew.
It has been the privilege of the rich, and the downfall of an emperor.
Journey with us as we explore the beauty and mystery that is white tea.
What Is White Tea?
What makes it so special? Simply put, white tea is the least processed form of tea, made of beautiful silver buds and select leaves which have been steamed and dried.
Because of its minimal processing, white tea contains more nutrients than its black or green cousins, making it the mightiest of the teas, the ultimate Health Tea.
The Color And Taste Of White Tea
Rare, striking in appearance, and pleasant tasting, white tea gets its name from the fine silvery white hairs on the unopened buds of the tea plant. The highest quality white tea, Silver Needle, consists only of these buds and is beautiful to behold.
The brew has a light, delicate, slightly sweet flavor that sharpens the senses without overwhelming the tongue.
It has less caffeine than black or green tea, and far less than coffee, making it an excellent choice for those wishing to reduce caffeine.
Exploring White Tea
Come with us as we delve into white tea lore, including its history, production, health benefits, and varieties, along with tips for how to maximize your enjoyment of white tea.
More and more people are discovering the joy and pleasure of this ancient and sublime drink. Welcome to the world of white tea.