Wednesday, June 24, 2009

white tea.

Black tea has been fully fermented during processing, and green has not been fermented at all.

So what is white tea? White tea is similar to green tea, in that it's undergone very little processing and no fermentation. However, there is a noticeable difference in taste. Most green teas have a distinctive 'grassy' taste to them, but not white tea. The flavor is described as mild, light, and sweet.

There is also considerably less caffeine in white tea than other varieties (15mg per serving, compared to 40mg for black tea, and 20mg for green). Some studies have shown that white tea contains more active cancer-fighting antioxidants than green tea.

There are many varieties of white tea, with poetic names such as: golden moon, white peony, silver needle and white cloud. White teas are produced mostly in China and Japan, but the Darjeeling region of India also produces some fine white teas.

Pour, Steep and Enjoy! :)

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