White tea BENEFITS
Your brain: Studies in Singapore have shown that catechins in tea promote brain health and that 4-6 cups per day can actually stall the onset of Alzheimers. It's one of the few benefits that have even been tested with tea as opposed to extracts. White Tea benefits from having a little more of these components, so it's a good way to get the most of this effect.
Your teeth: EPCG in all tea protects your teeth, but White tea benefits by perhaps not staining them as much.
Weight loss: Sorry, but nearly everything you've ever read about tea and weight loss is a gross exaggeration designed to sell more tea or a book. The fact is, if you drink tea instead of sugary drinks, it helps. There is a slight increase in thermogenisis (fat burning) if you drink a lot of tea, but the amount is tiny, and to get it you really need to be taking tea extract tablets, which are not tasty or enjoyable at all.
A cure for everything. A lot of people might quote a few facts, such as "New Scientist magazine (20 March 2004) mentions that numerous studies suggest that tea protects against a range of cancers, including lung, prostate and breast cancer. The reason is the antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), according to Hirofumi Tachibana’s team at Kyushu University in Japan. Their research showed that growth of human lung cancer cells that have a cell receptor called 67 LR is slowed significantly after drinking just two or three cups of tea, which contains EGCG." The problem is that other factors are way more important than a cup of White tea's benefits. The studies always say this, the articles rarely mention it. Facts don;t sell articles.
Lower caffeine. It's true that white tea often has a little less caffeine than other types of tea. But that is not definitive. If it's important to you, you can read about it by clicking here.
Your taste buds: A great white tea can be very pleasing to your taste buds! In fact, we believe that to be the greatest white tea benefit of all. Try some today! The 2017 Spring pick will find it's way into the market very soon.
Ginger & Lemongrass
Apart from the obvious Asian dishes; this as a balance to a rich savoury stew or dense sweet pudding. Make a syrup with this using sugar and water and then use as a cocktail base!
Chinese White Tea, Lemongrass from Malaysia, Chinese Ginger
60 gram box
Doke Silver Needle
Flush: 2nd Flush
Our Category: Premium Tea
Why we selected this tea: A wonderfully soft-tasting white tea. Impressively reviewed by many tea writers across the globe, Doke is at the forefront of a movement that is seeing India and to an extent Sri Lanka challenge China as the home of silver needle style teas. Having a second flush (usually there is only one per year in China) adds a depth of flavour. There are clean fruity tones and a light earthy quality.
Making a Pot: (Start with our method and adjust to taste): Boil the kettle and then let it stand for two minutes. Infuse 2 to 3 grams of tea per 175 grams of water. Brew for 2 minutes. Drain liquid off and reserve leaves for further steepings. Add about 1 minute seconds each re-steeping. We usually get 3 or 4 steepings.
Note: This tea is packed in paper bags. Select as many 50g lots as you wish e.g, a quantity of 4 equals 200g. If you wish to buy a kilo at wholesale prices, email us.
Actually, we just blended it because it tastes good.
Have it hot with a box of chocolates for a surprise pairing, or ice over a nice salad/seafood feast.
Ingredients: Chinese Green tea, Peppermint (Germany), Chinese White tea, Indian Ginger
Apple & Cranberry Fine White
Have it hot with fish and chips (really, it works), or ice it and serve outdoors around the pool with sandwiches.
Ingredients: Chinese White tea, Cranberries, Apple, Pineapple, Pomegranate flowers, Cornflowers
Here's how they describe this one:
.... a single man in possession of a fortune must be in want of a wife! A celebration tea for two daughters married is cause for something special. We are always honored when we learn of a bride choosing this blend for their own special day!
To mark the occasion, we have dressed delicate white, lacy tea with sparkling Champagne flavor, rose buds, rose petals, a touch of silver needle jasmine and a very subtle berry fruit flavor.
For a special afternoon tea or your special occasion, this delicate tea is sure to please your guests. We love to recommend steeping this into a simple syrup solution to use in a champagne cocktail topped with small rose buds to toast the happy couple!
*This tea is capable of more than one infusion.Contains 45g of this delicate white tea blend, plus a bookmark.
It's white tea and green tea with osmanthus and chrysanthemum. In a ball. Packed in an entirely different herbal tisane.
You get FIVE gorgeous hand rolled balls of tea, which you drop into a cup of near boiling water and watch them unfurl. Re-steep them up to 7 times each.
And in a novel twist, they are packed in rose petals and lemongrass, which not only add a delicate floral note to the first infusion, but you can use as a beautiful herbal tisane in it's own right.
Fill your cup and daydream!
INGREDIENTS: The tea is Chinese, the rose petals are from Pakistan, the Lemongrass is from Malaysia and/or India.
Net weight 50g of White tea Balls plus about 8g of lovely herbs.
Wonderful hot, sensational over ice.
Serve with Middle Eastern, African, Indian or other warm, spiced foods.
Ingredients: Chinese White tea, Indian White tea, Peppermint (India/Germany), Lemongrass (Malaysia), Lemon Myrtle (Australia)
60 gram box
Created in 2017 in memory our our dear cat Mr Lil who loves laying in the autumn leaves. We make a small number of boxes each year.
Ingredients: White tea from India, Organic Dried Apples from South Australia, Cinnamon Myrtle form Australia
60 gram box