White Rose (2 oz)

This unusual white tea is from Yunnan, not Fujian, Province and is made on Jingmai Mountain.

Dark olive leaves are interspersed with abundant silky silver buds, which produce a yellow-gold liquor in the cup, and a rich mouthfeel. The candy-sweet fragrance leads to a slightly earthiness, characteristic of Yunnan teas, and reminiscent of a sheng pu-erh. The leaves maintain a beautiful hay-like fragrance, and can be infused multiple times.

Country: China
Region: Yunnan Province
Tasting Notes: earthy, sweet, velvety
Year of Production: Spring 2015

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)

Product Code: WCR12

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White teas

How to Brew White Teas

White tea is best brewed with warm water ranging from 170-185 F. One way to achieve this temperature is to carefully remove the top to your kettle: look for tiny bubbles forming on the heating element or rising from the bottom. Generally these teas are extremely lightweight, so be sure to add enough leaf to the cup or pot. Try a long first steep, 3 to 4 minutes; add more time for subsequent steeps. This extended time is necessary to allow the leaves enclosing the bud to open up and release their flavor to the cup.

White teas are perfect to enjoy in the evening after a light dinner. Avoid drinking them after eating spicy foods, as much of their delicacy will be lost. They are also an alternative for people who are interested in the health benefits of green teas, but find their characteristic vegetal taste too strong for their palate.

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