White Tea is the least processed of all teas and is considered the most natural or organic option on the market. However, you’ll often hear its flavor and effect on the body referred to as “delicate.”
Subtle pale-gold shades. White Teas have also been described along a spectrum from pale yellow to light orange. Overall, these near-transparent teas are a more clear-water variety than their stark colored counterparts, making them immediately recognizable.
Subtle, substantial flavourings infused with notes of honey and melon. Well-rounded yet light and distinctly sweet.
A young white tea product usually has a smell of reed and weeds, but an aged White Tea would have the scent of rice, barley, and other cereals.
More inoffensive, It’s on the mellow/subtle side of perfumes, with floral and citrus notes. Possibly a tiny hint of vanilla bean and lemon zest in there somewhere as well.
- Yin Zhen Bai Hao (Silver Needle)
- Bai Mu Dan (White Peony)
- Gongmei (Tribute Eyebrow)
- Shou Mei (Noble, Long Life Eyebrow)
- Fujian New Craft (DaBaiCha or DaHoaCha)
The health benefits of White Tea
While White Tea may not blow its drinker away with flavor, it packs a health-boosting punch.
- Fortifies tooth enamel.
- Promotes skin and hair health.
- Boosts energy levels and mental functioning.
Experts suggest that enjoying a cup a day can eliminate free radicals from the body that cause an array of ailments from acne to cancer.
How to serve White Tea
Interestingly, white tea speaks entirely for itself. It’s best consumed plain, without any extras to detract from its taste-bud tickling subtly.