Early spring provides the best white tea. The name "white tea" derives from the fine silvery-white hairs on the unopened buds of the tea plant, which gives the plant a whitish appearance. The silver buds and select leaves are carefully hand picked. It can only be picked for a short time each year, thus making it rare and precious. The buds and leaves are then steamed and slowly dried. Unlike green and black tea, white tea is not rolled, but kept loose. It’s only just slightly oxidized, making it the least processed tea, resulting in a flavour characterized as "lighter" than green or traditional black teas.
According to a 2009 study at Kingston University, white tea was found to have high anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-collagenase, and anti-elastase properties. This could potentially reduce the risks of developing rheumatoid arthritis, some cancers, heart disease and slow the enzymatic break-down of elastin and collagen, traits which accompany aging. White tea can also provide relief to diabetic people from symptoms such as decrease plasma glucose levels, increase insulin secretion and excessive thirst.
As all teas, it is made from the Camellia sinensis plant and contains polyphenols, a set of phytonutrients that are thought to be responsible for the health effects of tea.
Our organic white tea flavored with pomegranate, a fruit native to the region from Iran to northern India. Popular in ancient cultures, pomegranate symbolizes prosperity and fertility. The delicate white tea serves as a perfect background for the sweet and tart taste of the mythical pomegranate.