Produced from the buds and sometimes including the very young leaves of the tea plant in spring. The name derives from the fine hairs on the young bud. White Tea is the least processed of all teas but include the most exclusive of teas. They are refreshing and light and do not have the grassy taste of green teas making them ideal for subtle blending.
Note that we are trying our best to eliminate the plastic used in our packaging and are pleased to say that our 100g tubes now are plastic free. The loose tea comes in a recyclable card tube which doubles as a caddy for storing your tea since it's food grade lined. The tea arrives in the tube sealed in a clear bag made from Natureflex. This is a material that can be composted - it's clever stuff.
NEW We have now sourced some plastic free & compostable bags for our larger sizes of 250g and 500g. Where they are plastic free it will say so in the description. Please note that while we move stock over some of our 250g/500g bags still have a plastic lining like most bags of this nature and are currently not recyclable. Natureflex is not strong enough to cope with this volume which is why we've sourced the other type so please bear with us in the transition. We're getting there...
The table below shows the approximate brewing/infusing times for the different tea types.
It assumes around a 2.5 to 3g serving but it is not an exact science so experiment to find the perfect brew time to suit you.
It is best to use freshly boiled water - so if you've got some water left in your kettle from before - pour it out and start again!
|Tea Type||Approx Brewing Time (mins)||Water Temperature|
If you don't have a fancy kettle which heats the water to different temperatures then a tip to for brewing green & white teas is to put the boiling water into the teapot or mug first and then add the tea. It will have cooled down a bit just by touching the cold teapot. That's what I do anyway...