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What is white tea?

White tea is the least processed and least oxidised tea made from the freshest leaves and unopened buds of the camellia sinensis plant.

White tea is a case in point where less is more. White tea has a raw, unadulterated beauty that is pure and natural. White tea's claim to fame is its smooth, delicate flavour and natural goodness because it is picked so young and fresh and receives the least amount of processing compared to black, green, pu-erh, and oolong teas.

Does white tea contain caffeine?

Caffeine content varies among all tea varieties made from the camellia sinensis plant. White tea has naturally lower levels of caffeine than black tea, pu-erh tea, oolong tea, and green tea, making this a great loose-leaf tea for tea drinkers looking to cut back on their caffeine intake.

How to brew white tea?

White tea is shy, so it does not feel as at ease dipping into boiling water as black tea does. A cup of delicious white tea should be brewed at 80°C, where it will happily brew for about five minutes without brooding.

We do not advocate tainting the purity of white teas in any way. The best way to enjoy your scoop of white tea is to brew  it in a teapot, tea maker, or a teacup with infuser.

What are the benefits of drinking white tea?

White tea flutters by as softly as a feather on a sea breeze and offers a surprisingly wide range of tealicious health advantages to strengthen your immune system:

White tea's polyphenols speed up your metabolism and promotes weight loss in the tastiest way possible.

Even though studies indicate the humble cup of tea is also improves the health of your heart, unwinding with a delicious cup of white tea may make your heart sing with joy! 

White tea benefits include lowering the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

Inflammatory conditions prodded by potent polyphenols and attacked by antioxidants while consuming white tea, kicking inflammation out of sight as a result.

Those plentiful antioxidants are also extremely helpful in the battle to lower the risk of cancer! It is thought that the abundant antioxidants in a simple cup of tea may guard against the cell damage brought on by free radicals.

What does white tea taste like?

Beautifully balanced and elegant white tea leaves post lightly lingering floral notes gently infused with a touch of down-to-earth qualities, giving drinkers a genuine "aaahhhh" moment.

To experience elegant floral notes with soft, smooth finishes, try the subtly elegant, sweet-scented White Rose, delicate and decidedly non-prickly White Needles and Moonlight White Tea.