We all have enjoyed tea on numerous occasions. In fact, we always love to try a new flavor for a change. Now there are black tea and green tea, which almost everyone has tried. But there are other blends of tea as well, often remains less explored. One such fine example is white tea. So, it’s time for you to buy white tea and try a cup for yourself.
Unlike the other blend of tea, white tea is sweet, mild flavored tea. In fact, it comes from a rare variety of same tea plant, Camellia sinensis. The most famous blends of white tea come from the province of Fujian, China. These days, some of the tea suppliers in India also offer you to buy white tea. It contains almost three times more antioxidant as compared to green tea. Being the least processed, it is the healthiest blend of them all.
Here is the recipe to make a wonderful cup of white tea-
- ¼ cup of white tea leaves or 4 tea bags
- 4 cups of water (filtered, not tap)
- ¼ cup of sugar/honey (optional)
- 1 lemon
- 1 tea infuser
1. Start with quality tea leaves.
In order to enjoy an excellent cup of white tea, get the best quality of tea leaves. In fact, it is better for you to try for a starter kit in place of a bulk purchase.
2. Go for soft water
Instead of adding tap water, which can be hard water, try the purified alternative. Hard water can ruin the essence of white tea, so replace it with filtered water.
3. Pour the water in a pan and boil it for 7-8 minutes.
4. Turn the flame off and transfer it is a pitcher or teapot.
5. Pour the tea leaves of the teabags in an infuser.
6. Dip the infuser in the teapot and let it steep for 7-10 minutes. If you are new to white tea, start with 2-3 minute brew in the beginning.
7. Remove the infuser and serve in cups.
8. Do not add milk under any circumstances. But feel free to add sugar or honey to sweeten it. Also, you can explore its taste by adding a few drops of lemon into it.
9. Your white tea is ready for you to sip.
Note- The same tea leaves/tea bags can be used to steep multiple cups as well. Just keep increasing the steeping time or the amount of tea leaves for the next cups.