White Tea

Lynn Maidment

White tea is made from the buds of the tea plant and are minimally processed.  They are plucked then allowed to wither and usually allowed to dry in the sun.
Totally different than black tea which is rolled, fired allowed to oxidize which gives it the dark colour.  White tea is not oxidized.
What I love about white tea is the delicate flavour usually a florally, slightly sweet and sometimes vegetive.   These are some of the flavour profiles of white tea which can be floral, grassy, honey, fruity, vanilla, chocolate, herby a delicate and sweet.  Each and every tea has a different flavour profile because of the growing conditions of the sun, earth and moisture.  
The flavour improves after the first brew and at Grand River Tea we brew all day long up to five times.  Each additional brew add a few extra minutes. 
White is very rare and usually is only available for a short period of time.  
 The scarcity of white tea is a challenge to procure.  

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