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White tea is made from the new growth buds and young leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant (Tea Plant). Upon harvesting, the leaves are gently withered and dried to allow minimal oxidation, resulting in lower concentrations of catechins than other teas, which go through a leaf bruising process. This gentle processing contributes to a delicate, smooth, and less bitter taste. White teas typically contain a higher ratio of buds to leaves compared to other tea types, and while they have a slightly lower caffeine content, it can still vary depending on the specific tea. The dried tea has a pale appearance and is a specialty of China's Fujian province.

Brewing Instructions:

Use approximately 1.5 teaspoons of white tea per cup. Prepare with 180°F (80°C) water (not boiling) and steep for 3-4 minutes.


White tea gained prominence during the Song Dynasty. Emperor Hui Zhong, who ruled China from 1101-1125, considered white tea the finest variety and contributed to the development of many white teas during his reign. Producing white tea was labor-intensive; leaves and buds were picked from selected varietals of cultivated bushes or wild tea trees in early spring, steamed, and then the buds were stripped of their outer unopened leaves. Only the delicate interior of the bud was reserved, rinsed with spring water, and dried. The resulting tea leaves were paper-thin and small. Once processed, the tea was distributed, often as a tribute to the Song court, in loose form before being ground to a fine, silvery-white powder and whisked in wide ceramic bowls for the Song tea ceremony.

Possible Health Benefits:

White tea is known for its high concentration of antioxidants, particularly catechins, which help neutralize free radicals and protect cells from damage. These antioxidants may support a healthy immune system and promote overall well-being. Additionally, white tea is a natural source of fluoride, which can contribute to good dental health by strengthening tooth enamel and fighting cavities.

Although white tea has less caffeine than other tea varieties, it still contains a small amount, which can provide a gentle energy boost without causing the jitters associated with higher-caffeine beverages. Some studies have also suggested that the antioxidants in white tea may have potential weight loss benefits, such as boosting metabolism and promoting fat oxidation. However, it's essential to note that drinking white tea alone is not a guaranteed solution for weight loss but can be a part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

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Sweet citrus and notes of almond harmonize perfectly with the delicate-yet-earthy white tea leaves and a hint of cinnamon.
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This gorgeous, expressive white tea offers a range of flavors across multiple infusions. While a new-leaf silver bud tea is always delicate, the nuances of bark, stone fruit, mineral, dewy hay, sunflower seed, bright citrus, and sweet orchid florals are each present in the aroma and flavor arc. Experimenting with slight variations of steep time and temperature will highlight different notes!
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White Grapefruit is a bright, white tea that evokes the scent of fresh grapefruit carried across a citrus grove on a summer's breeze. Pleasant both hot and cold, year-round favorite is sure to wow you!
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Blending the goodness of fresh blueberries with a white Pai mu tan from Fujian, this tea heralds sweet luscious notes of berry floating over the jammy character of the base tea.
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This is a blend of white tea buds from China and sencha from Japan. These types of teas are not often blended given the historical context, and flavor profiles. However we have found them to be wonderful together!
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This mellow tea is blended with the citrusy Rama tulsi.
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Tender yellow and white tea leaves combine with notes of pomegranate, rose and cardamom into a perfect symphony of flavors
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This rare Yellow tea is from the Huo Mountains (Huoshan) in the Anhui province of China. The name Huangya means Yellow Sprout. The process for creating yellow teas is similar to green teas with the difference being a slower drying period for yellow than green teas. The leaves are also covered with a damp cloth whilst still warm after dehydration, which triggers a slight oxidation through steaming, leaving the leaves with a yellowish tinge.
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This white tea from China has a prominent peach aroma and a flavor that is very smooth, very peachy, with lots of body for a white tea. If you're looking for a white tea that is a little silky, a little sweet, and has a little something extra -- this is the tea. It is made using White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) white tea.
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The combination of sweet peach, spicy ginger, and sweet grass with white tea is one to behold. Best served without any additions.
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The pleasant aroma and taste of pomegranate is infused into this high quality white tea.
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This pure white tea brews into a lovely, smooth, delicate tea with sweet earthy tones.
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Clear slightly pale cup with a fresh aroma and a smooth velvety flavor. Delicate jammy notes reminiscent of Keemun or a mild Bordeaux.
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Smooth and silky with light Riesling and berry notes. The thick sweet grapey character of ice wine partnered with Pai mu tan white tea makes a natural after dinner dessert tea.
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Luxuriant jasmine and rose petals blend seamlessly with the delicate earthen flavors of high-quality white tea leaves
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A mixture of white tea and jasmine. This tea is scented with jasmine by laying the tea leaves on top of beds of jasmine flowers. The tea absorbs the jasmine scent from the flowers, and the process is repeated until the desired strength of jasmine is achieved.

The overall tea flavor is much more subtle then a green jasmine tea, and should be savored.