Brewing White Tea
White Tea are some of the most delicate tea due to its minimal processing and contains only the most tender leaves of the Camellia Sinesis plant. These tea are known to contain some of the highest levels of Anti-Oxidants, making it superb for your health as well. For more on White Tea you can read our previous blog here.
White Tea is known to be milder and contain some sweeter flavours unlike the vegetal notes many green tea tend to contain. To ensure a good cup of White Tea, we need to follow the steps below:
1. Heat the water: Place the water in a tea kettle and heat it to 80°C to 85°C. Alternatively, bring the water to a boil and then let it rest for a minute until it cools down.
2. Measure the tea: Measure 1.5-2 teaspoons of tea. Use less if the tea consists of buds and more if the tea consists of leaves.
3. Place the buds/leaves in the teapot or cup: Place the tea buds or leaves in the pot or cup, either directly or in an infuser.
4. Pour the water: Pour the water over the tea buds/leaves and cover it with a lid.
5. Steep the tea: Depending on the particular variety and personal preference, the tea may steep between 3 to 5 minutes, although some teas may take up to 8 minutes. In general, leaf tea infuses more quickly than bud tea.
6. Stop the infusion: As soon as the tea is ready, remove the buds/leaves by lifting out the infuser or pouring the tea through a strainer.
White tea can often be steeped 2 to 3 times, producing new flavors with each subsequent brew. Slightly increase the water temperature and steeping time for each brew.
We have some Fine White Tea from Arunachal Pradesh and Darjeeling in our collection. You can check them out here.