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What is white tea?
If you like your tea in its most natural state, then white tea is for you.
It is from the Camellia sinensis plant, so like green and black tea, it is a 'proper' tea.
White tea is handpicked in the spring when the new buds and leaves appear.
The leaves are withered and dried in the sunlight or closed drying rooms.
It is called white tea because of the silvery hairs found on the tea buds.
Health benefits of white tea.
Often containing more anti-oxidants than green and black teas, there is academic research to back up the health claims of white tea.
A study at Kingston University showed that it "could reduce your risk of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis or even just age-associated wrinkles".
How to make white tea.
- Use water just off the boil between 75°C and 80°C.
- Brew for 1-3 minutes.
- Serve without milk or sugar.