If you’re looking for a refreshing tea with a small amount of caffeine, white tea is for you.
White teas are produced in the Fujian Province in China, similar to the tea types highlighted in previous blogs. After the tea leaves are picked they wither, are steamed in a hot pan, rolled up and left to dry. One of the main differences with white teas is rather than the entire leaf, only the stem is used. When the stem is dry, it is silver in colour and delicate looking, making the leaves easily distinguishable. A steeped cup of white tea is usually a pale yellow.
Due to the light, delicate flavour of white teas, they are often blended with various sweet fruits and flowers. This also means that each type of white tea will have its own unique taste, multiplying the options of new teas available. Additionally, these teas are easily made into iced teas because of their refreshing nature.
As previously mentioned, white teas have a little bit of caffeine making them the perfect afternoon tea, it will keep you alert but won’t keep you up all night. White tea also leads to healthier looking skin and with its antioxidant properties it can benefit fighting against signs of aging. There are currently studies looking into how drinking more white tea may mean better oral health. It’s believed that drinking white tea can reduce your risk of getting a cavity.
White teas are refreshing to drink when you are sick, they have antibacterial properties meaning that they can help fight your cold while you get a change of pace from herbal teas.
Infuse has several white teas for you to try, from Tangerine White to Silver Needle.