White tea's CAFFEINE CONTENT EXPLAINED
We are often asked:
- What is the content of caffeine in Green tea or Black tea vs White Tea Caffeine content?
- Does White Tea's Caffeine content affect you differently to coffee?
- Is white tea caffeine-free?
No tea is caffeine free. There are herbal mixtures called tisanes which have no (camelia sinensis) tea in them, and they are often called 'herbal teas', but they are not tea. Tea can be decaffeinated via an industrial process, but to be honest, a lot of it doesn't taste very good, and unless you've got a medical condition requiring you to have no caffeine at all, such as kidney disease, you can probably skip them.
If you have white tea and green tea and black tea all made from the same plucking of the same bushes, white tea TENDS to have less caffeine than green which TENDS to have less than black. If you randomly pick up a green, white and black tea, it is most likely that the white tea caffeine content will be the least, but you cannot guarantee it. Some white tea caffeine content is actually higher than some black teas.
Generally speaking, a cup of any tea will have between one-quarter and two-thirds the caffeine of a similar sized cup of coffee. So tea is a better pick than coffee any time. The caffeine in tea tends to affect your system in a slower and more controlled way, so instead of the ten-minute jolt and then tiredness you get from coffee, tea is often a better option for staying awake and concentrating over several hours. In general terms, tea is a better option in the evening, and your favourite white tea caffeine effect may be just right.
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.
Net weight 50g
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