White Tea: Camellia Sinensis Series

Hey Everyone! Thanks for joining me on this mini series I’ve put together. Today we will focus on white tea! White teas are a special treat and are not offered as often as black and green teas. To make white tea, leaf tips are hand picked while still in bud from the camellia sinensis plant. They are dried and create a pale color.

White tea is lightly processed and yield a delicately fragrant infusion.

The preparation for white tea is best with water heated less than a boil at about 160 degrees and steeped 2-3 minutes. Loose leaf white tea is also best with 1-1.5 teaspoons of loose leaf per 8 ounces of water.

Finally, white tea health benefits include preventing disease and combating the effects of aging. It is also helpful for anxiety reduction, mood improvement, increased concentration and relaxation, and boosts your immune system.

Next post is our final tea in this series; oolong tea!

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