What is White Tea?

White teas are the least processed of all teas, most hailing from the Fujian province in China. White teas are picked when young tea buds are tightly enclosed in new leaves. They are then withered to allow the natural moisture to evaporate. This allows the leaves retain a silky, downy quality. When you first drink white tea, it may seem tasteless. However, after a moment you become aware of the subtle sweetness of the tea on your palette.  This tea produces a clear to yellowish liquid, that has a soft, clean, and sweet flavor. 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF WHITE TEA

2737 B.C.
Tea was first discovered by the second emperor Shen Nung in China.
618-907 A.D.
During the T'ang Dynasty tea becomes the most popular drink in China
1700's A.D.
During the 1700's white tea was cultivated near Taimushan Mountain in Fujian province in China by to what we know today.
1800's A.D.
It wasn't till over 100 years later in the late 1800's that white tea was exported to western nations including the U.S.A..

HOW TO STEEP

Steep at 175° degrees for 2 minutes.

Save Your Leaves

This loose leaf tea can be re-steeped up to 3 times.

Unflavored White Tea

Flavored White Tea

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Cup of Tea is your community tea house.  If you are looking for loose-leaf tea and ways to steep it, we have everything you need. You can also enjoy a pot of hot tea, a glass of iced tea, or a custom tea latte in our shop or on the go.
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