What is White Tea?

Sometimes called the Rolls Royce of teas, due to its scarcity and high costs, white tea is made from unrolled buds rather than leaves.

 

Processed less than other teas, it gets its name from its distinctive silver colour. They are picked from the first flush of the bush. As with green tea, we fire or steam the leaves soon after they have been picked to prevent any oxidation.

 

To prevent exposure to the air, care is taken not to roll, break or bruise the leaves. It has a pale yellow colour and a delicate flavour, and must be prepared with water just off the boil. 

 

White Tea Process:   Green Bud → Withering (72 hrs) → Drying (110°C/65°C)

 

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