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White Tea

White tea is picked and harvested before the leaves open fully, when the buds are still covered by fine white hair. White tea is suspected to have the best anti-cancer potential of all the teas. It has a natural sweetness and a light color.

There are many varieties of white tea, among them, white peony, golden moon, silver needle and white cloud. White teas are produced mostly in China and Japan, but the Darjeeling region of India also produces some fine white teas.

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Jasmine Silver Needle White Tea

Young and elegant tea leaf buds with a whisper of jasmine aura. All the appeal and softly sweet nuances of a classic Silver Needle tea, enhanced with the aroma of night-blooming jasmine flowers. The quiet nature of this tea ensures it will make a gentle companion for your special moments.

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Snowbud White

White tea from the Fujian province of China. Snowbud as its name implies is an airy, light tea with a delicate, clean aroma. Snowbud is comprised exclusively of unprocessed leaves and buds, all gathered and dried in the early days of spring. Snowbud is the lightest of white teas.

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White Peony

An exquisite version of the White Peony variety, a delicate tea made from tea buds collected and withered prior to opening. Hints of honeydew and a faint floral sweetness. version.

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White Symphony

An exquisite version of the White Peony variety, a delicate tea made from tea buds collected and withered prior to opening. It offers a preponderance of unopened leaf buds that create a pale yellow, light bodied, yet complex cup with hints of honeydew and a faint floral sweetness.

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Silver Needle White Tea

White tea from China. Silver Needle is among the most revered of Chinese teas, produced in the Fuding and Zhenhe districts of its Fujian province. Gathered only in the few days of early spring, the preparation of this tea is governed by strict requirements to ensure a premium product. A sweet and delicate tea, with a clean, airy fragrance.

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More about White Tea

Manufacture. White tea is made simply by harvesting the young, delicate tea leaves early in the spring, while they are still tightly rolled up and covered in fine, white hairs. After harvest, the leaves are wilted by blowing air. Black tea is fermented. The fermentation and oxidation process has the effect of turning the leaves from green to dark brown and black, hence the name black tea.

Appearance. White tea appears golden and is sometimes said to resemble a young white wine. Many lovers of white tea prefer to drink their favorite tea from glass tea cups, so that they may enjoy its delicate tinge.

Flavor. The flavor of white tea is delicate and fresh, but very subtle.

Antioxidants content. White tea has the strongest concentration of antioxidants. The antioxidants in tea are called polyphenols, and all teas contain polyphenols to a varying degree. Because black tea is allowed to oxidize, antioxidants are broken down, lowering the antioxidant content in black tea.

Caffeine content. White tea has the lowest caffeine content of the common teas, up to three times less than black tea.

Packaging. White tea comes in either bags or as loose leaves, although varieties where the white tea has been mixed with other teas, herbs and even fruits are available.

Preparation. White tea should be steeping in water at a lower temperature than black tea and for less time. Most experts agree that the ideal water temperature for white tea is between 170 - 185 degrees Fahrenheit (76 to 85 degrees Celsius). For best results, bring the water to a rolling boil and let it sit for up to one minute, then pour the water over the leaves. Steeping times are usually shorter - 1 to 2 minutes.

Drinking. White tea, however, should not be mixed with anything, but simply enjoyed on its own. The casein in milk or cream will neutralize the beneficial properties of the antioxidants.

Price. White tea is much rarer than black tea. Because of the scarcity of white tea, prices for the fine Silver Needle quality can be much higher than ordinary tea.

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