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What is White Tea?

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What Is White Tea?

One of the most delicate varieties of tea, White tea is the most lightly processed, which gives it a unique, fragrant flavour that we just love. So what exactly is White tea? And how should you brew the perfect cup?

Read about what makes White tea so special

White tea is made from the same plant as Black, Green and Oolong teas, but the leaves treated slightly differently. Unlike other varieties of tea, the youngest growth on the tea bush is picked for White teas – before the leaves have opened. They are then dried immediately to stop them oxidising.

The amount of oxidation is what separates the different types of tea; White tea is oxidised the least, then Green, Oolong, and finally Black tea is allowed to fully oxidise (which gives the leaves their characteristic black colour).

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How To Make White Tea?

1. Use one rounded teaspoon per person, plus one for the pot

2. Boil water and leave for to cool slightly (leave for about 3 minutes for White tea with more leaf, and 5 minutes for White tea containing more buds

3. Pour water onto the tea and leave to steep for 3 minutes

4. Serve

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