White Loose Leaf Tea
Country of Origin: China.
Region: Fujian Province.
Cup Characteristics: Exquisite, refreshing lemon notes. The white tea lends a lovely sweetness to the cup. Clean finish.
Infusion: Pale yellow.
Luxury Ingredients: White tea, natural flavours (organic compliant).
Grade: Pai Mu Tan #1.
Antioxidant Level: High.
Caffeine Content: Low.
Without question, Tangiers is one of the most exotic urban centres on earth. People are drawn there by its sultry climate and its fantastic cuisine, which leans heavily on spice and fresh fruit, including lemons. In the exotic spirit of Tangiers, we've taken the flavour of fresh lemons and mixed it with a top quality white tea to create something best described as poetry in a cup.
With a light, brisk character layered with sultry hints of lemon, from the first sip you'll feel like you've been transported to the heart of the magical city. Brew a pot, curl up with some Burroughs and while away an afternoon or two.
The Benefits of Drinking White Tea
White tea has a long history of hospitality as well. In fact, the Japanese tea ceremony, one of the world's most intricate, has it's roots in a Chinese Song Dynasty ceremony based on an early form of white tea.
The amazing qualities of this tea cant be disputed. White teas give hardly any colour when brewed, while the flavour is light, sweet and loaded with nuance. White teas are amazingly healthy and typically have less caffeine and higher anti-oxidant levels than black, green or oolong teas. A wonderful tea to add to your collection today.
It's now time to throw away the teabags and try a great taste experience. You may not believe the difference that comes with using premium tea and brewing in the old fashioned way. Just as coffee has seen a revival with millions of people changing from instants to fresh roast beans, so also has tea been seeing a revival with new tea houses opening around the country, and the world.
Hot Tea Brewing Method
Heat water to 80°C (180°F). Place 1 teaspoon of tea per cup into your teapot, and add 1 for the pot (for a more intense flavour, add a bit more tea). Pour the water into the pot and let it steep for about 3 minutes. Pour into your cup and enjoy.
Alternatively, put the tea in a tea infuser and brew right in your cup. When preparing by the cup, this tea can be used repeatedly - about 3 times.
Some like to brew this straight in the cup without an infuser, but be careful not to drink the leaves at the bottom of your cup. The pattern of the leaves is said to tell your fortune.
Milk not recommended for white tea.
Iced Tea Brewing Method
Make as for hot, but add extra tea - a rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the amount of tea used per cup. When the tea has cooled a little, pour over ice. It is important to make it a little stronger as the ice will water it down.
Alternatively, you can cold brew the tea by placing the tea leaves in a jug and adding cold water. Leave to infuse for a few hours (or overnight in the fridge) strain and enjoy. Cold brewing will give a smoother taste.
To make 1 litre of iced tea: Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant jug. Pour half a pint (275ml) of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving jug with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving jug while straining the leaves. Add ice and top up the jug with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.
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