A treasure of a tea. For more than 100 years this tea has been produced in the southeast of the high China mountains. Its name derives from the downy appearance of the “two leaves and a bud” A subtle, gentle white tea to be savoured.
Brewing the best cup. One teaspoon per cup. Boiling water is too fierce for white teas. So, for just-off the boil water, simply boil the kettle, let it sit for three to four minutes, then brew your tea, 2-3 minutes. This will re-infuse well two or three timse
These leaves are not fermented or processed but, rather, left to dry naturally in the sun. The high proportion of buds, with their silver fuzz, result in a white/light coloured tea. Brew very lightly for a smooth, fresh taste, longer brew for a sharper flavour.
China White Tea