Tea 101

White Tea Brewing Tips

Our Carlisle Tea label White Tea is produced from the immature bud of the plant, while it is still covered with fine white fuzz. It is grown only in the Fujian province in China, and hand-picked once per year - making it a rare treat. White tea is low in caffeine, and thought to be a rich source of anti-oxidants.

  1. Use 1 - 2 heaped teaspoons per cup / person, depending on your taste.
  2. Due to the delicate nature of white tea, allow the water to go off the boil, and cool for 2 minutes to 85°.
  3. Allow the tea to brew for anywhere between for 3 - 8 minutes. The brewing time required varies for different varieties of white tea, so experiment to suit your taste.
  4. White tea leaves may be refreshed again for delicious multiple brews. Simply add more water, and allow additional time for subsequent infusions. It is widely believed that multiple brews produce the best flavours.

White tea is served without milk or sugar, but honey may be added as a sweetener.

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