PREMIUM QUALITY ASIAN WHITE TEAS
Tea in its purest form, we carefully select our Pai Mu Tan white teas for freshness and flavour. Quality checked in Germany our white tea varieties deliver unbeatable taste and satisfaction cup after cup.
White Tea is unique in its appearance, containing full, unbroken leaves that have been dried only, not undergoing any fermentation or oxidisation as other tea types do.
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White tea is a much more subtle option of tea with fresh and floral flavours. A refreshing white tea has less caffeine than other alternatives. Here at The Tea Centre, we have a gorgeous range of delicious White tea for you to enjoy.
While most people think of White Tea as tea that has milk added to it, in true terms it refers to the least processed and purest type of tea.
Some may question where the description of ‘White Tea’ comes from and you’ll find it originated from the appearance of the silvery/white down which covers the newly formed tea bud. It’s actually the tea bud that is most often used in the production of white tea – although sometimes the first, second and occasionally the third leaf can also be used, depending on the type of White Tea being produced. Generally, those produced using the buds tend to be silvery/white in appearance and also more expensive.
What are the health benefits of White tea?
There are many benefits to drinking White tea beyond the satisfying taste. White tea is great for a source of fluoride, which is great for protecting your teeth from bacteria. It’s also good at helping boost your metabolism. So it is well worth while adding it into your tea selection at home.
High in antioxidants and polyphenols white tea is a great go-to tea for a healthy beverage. Prices often reflect the quality of the tea with the higher grades consisting of the first white buds, whereas the lower grades also include large leaves. White teas are the mildest in flavour of all teas as they are also the least processed – basically just picked and dried.
White tea is the least processed of all teas, and because of this it actually retains the largest quantities of antioxidants, known as polyphenols. White tea has gained popularity in recent years as a result of these high antioxidant qualities but White tea has actually been around for more than a thousand years. Although White Tea originated in China the increased awareness of its health properties and interest around the world has seen it also being produced in other countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Africa and others.
Due to the minimal amount of processing, White Tea retains large quantities of antioxidants that have been inked to improved heart health. Additionally, White Tea is believed to improve Collagen and Elastin development and nourish the skin from the inside out. Extremely delicate and light in flavour and colour, our Pai Mu Tan White Teas offer an exquisite Tea drinking experience for refined tastes. White Tea is perfect for your evening brew due to its low caffeine content, to help you unwind and wash the day away.
Consider pouring a cup of White tea the next time you want to relax and unwind during some well deserved “me” time. Enjoy the soothing aromas and elegant flavours of a freshly brewed White tea. Even during summer, you could whip up a batch of iced White tea to cool down with style.
Making a mug of tea is also a great gesture of hospitality and a wonderful way to welcome someone into your home. Spend time together with those you love with a mug of White tea in hand and make them feel welcome.
White teas are very light in appearance when brewed and also have a light and refreshing taste on the palate. They are lower in caffeine than the standard black and green teas so can be popular for those a little sensitive to too much caffeine at night. If the taste is a little too light for your liking, you can also reap the same health benefits from flavoured varieties.
Buy White tea online or in-store at The Tea Centre tea shops
Here at The Tea Centre, we pride ourselves on the elite quality of our tea and work hard to make them luxurious and thoroughly enjoyable. You will notice how our White teas are beautifully fragrant and enticing, with elements of fruitiness, florals and earthiness in different teas across our range. All part of our plan in making you the finest tea possible.
Making a pot or a cup of White tea with loose leaves is not as hard as it sounds, with easy to use infusers and strainers available. However, if you are looking for a quicker alternative, we do also offer a range of teas in silk pyramid tea bags, including black tea bags, green tea bags and herbal tea bags.
How to brew a cup of White Tea
To brew a perfect cup of white tea you need to do the following.
White Tea is best prepared similar to green tea. The delicate leaves can be destroyed by water that is too hot and in turn cause a slightly bitter taste.
The optimum temperature of your hot water should be 75-80 degrees celsius but if you don’t have a temperature controlled kettle the simple thing to do is turn your water off shortly before it boils and pour a little cold tap water over the leaves before pouring your hot water (this will help to further protect the leaves from burning if the water is too hot – which is what causes the slightly bitter taste).
Alternatively, if your water has boiled then simply allow it to cool for a couple of minutes and once again pour a little cold tap water over your leaves first. Brew for 5 – 7 minutes on average and with a good quality White Tea you can actually re-brew the same leaves 3-4 times – must be in the same day.
So although White Tea can be a little more expensive to buy, being able to re-brew the leaves several times in a day helps to make it a little more economical.