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Peony White Needle White Tea - Loose Leaf - Sampler Size - 1oz

English Tea Store
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First time trying English Tea Store's Peony White Needle White Loose Leaf Tea? Try our Sample Size of 1 ounce.

The Peony White Needle White Tea blend from English Tea Store has a delicate lingering fragrance and a fresh mellow sweet taste devoid of astringency or grassy flavor. This delicate white tea has a clean taste faintly reminiscent of fresh apples with a refreshing and lingering flavor.

The production of white tea is very different to green tea. Firstly, the leaves come from a special varietal tea bush called Narcissus or chaicha bushes. Secondly, the leaves are not steamed or pan-fired as is the case in green tea. These leaves are dried and withered in the sun. If mechanical drying is required the leaves are baked (not fired) at temperatures less that 40°C. Thirdly, only special "two leaves and a bud" are selected. These leaves must show a very light green almost gray white color and be covered with velvet peach fuzz down. The ideal is a leaf or two being wrapped around a newly developing shoot. These shoots are plucked and segregated from the rest of the leaf being plucked. These leaves are then naturally withered and the painstaking process on final manual selection occurs.

Peony White Needle Tea is the top grade available and very rare - hence its high cost. You will see two intact grayish white leaves that surround a silver bud. The two leaves and a bud that adhere to the stem in a uniform manner are covered with a silvery white down. These are the rules for picking Peony White Tea:

  • Only picked between March 15 and April 10
  • Not picked on days that may be raining
  • Not picked if the dew has not dried or if there is frost on the ground
  • No purple buds allowed and the stems must not be too long or too short
  • Leaves damaged by wind, handling, insects or partially open are rejected and put into a lower grade

The western cosmetic industry has recently discovered the benefits of white tea. In addition to its anti-cancer properties, tea has a calming and detoxifying effect on the skin. White tea is especially potent in that it is has three times as many antioxidant polyphenols as green or black tea and has been shown to be 100% more effective in mopping up free radicals that cause skin to sag. Some of the world's top cosmetic companies are becoming very interested in white tea for skin creams and the result is that high grade white tea is becoming even more rare than before.

How to Make Tea

Contents loose leaf tea net weight 1 ounces

Ingredients: White tea

Tea is made in China

Refreshing with a lovely, lingering flavor

3.00 (in)
7.00 (in)
4.00 (in)
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Product Type:
Loose Leaf Tea
Dietary Options:
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Gluten Free
White Tea
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Dairy Free
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Nut Free
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Sugar Free
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White tea
Return Policy:
Not Returnable
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