WOW, I love this tea!!! Now you have to remember since it is a white tea that it should only be steeped about 2 minutes. I think I steeped it about a minute and a half. The flavor is delicate and true. I really was not prepared to enjoy this tea, especially because Dawn said she did not care for it. Also, I have a hard time finding a peach tea that I think has good peach flavor. But, this is a winner!!!!
White Peach Loose Leaf Tea - 4.3oz
Delicate white tea combined with fragrant peaches
- Net Wt 4.3oz - packed in a recycled glass bottle
- Makes 51 servings
- All natural white tea
- Premium loose leaf tea
- Price: $16.95
A note about white tea:
White tea is made from immature tea leaves that are picked shortly before the buds have fully opened. The tea takes its name from the silver fuzz that still covers the buds, which turns white when the tea is dried. The exact proportion of buds to leaves varies depending on the variety of white tea. For example, White Peony contains one bud for every two leaves, while Silver Needles, the creme de la creme of white teas, is made entirely from downy buds picked within a two day period in early Spring.
Tea leaves destined to be sold as white tea undergo even less processing than green tea leaves. Instead of air-drying, the unwithered leaves are merely steamed.
The result? A pale tea with a sweet, silky flavor. People who have tried both note that white tea lacks the "grassy" aftertaste so often associated with green tea. Furthermore, studies indicate that white tea is better for you. Leaving tea leaves so close to their natural state means that white tea contains more polyphenols, the powerful anti-oxidant that fights and kills cancer-causing cells, than any other type of tea.
Test the water temperature. Before adding the boiled water to the white tea, it should be no more than 158ºF to 167ºF (70ºC to 75ºC) or 160-170ºF (71-77ºC) at the most. If the water is too hot, the tea will be scalded, causing it to become bitter and astringent
Also do not be fooled into thinking that white tea has little caffine. Check the label, it can depend where it is harvested. This is true for white tea from Fujian, China, because white tea from this region is from a tea plant that is naturally low in caffeine. However, white tea from other places is not necessarily low in caffeine. In fact, one tea and caffeine study showed that Indian tea can be even higher in caffeine than Ceylon black tea! While white tea from Fujian may contain as little as six to 25 mg of caffeine per cup, other white teas may be closer to 60 mg per cup. Similarly, the claims that white tea is especially high in antioxidants relate to a study on white tea from Fujian, and may not apply to other types of white tea