White tea is considered the rarest and most exotic tea in the world. The youngest buds that are still covered in fine silvery hairy down are handpicked at the beginning of the season. They are either sun-dried or gently steamed or oven-dried at low temperatures to remove the moisture. This tea is unoxidized.
Flavor & Color
Amazingly smooth, complex and light flavor.
The right temperature of water is important with this tea because it is so delicate. Put 1 teaspoon of tea leaves into a strainer in a tea mug. Pour 175°F water over the leaves and steep 3-5 minutes. Experiment with more or less leaves and more or less steeping time to find your perfect taste.
Note: Always use fresh water and always boil the water and let it cool to desired temperature. Bad tasting water will make a bad cup of tea.