White Teas?


White and yellow teas are among the most subtle.

White Teas?

Postby l8nytsimmer » Jan 25th, '11, 14:50

:| I've tried white teas and found them to be very weak and lacking in flavor. But, I see many people LOVE white tea. Am I doing something wrong? What is the best way to brew these teas? How long should white tea be steeped before drinking? I like my tea on the strong side. I haven't tried yellow teas. Are they any stronger than white tea?
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Re: White Teas?

Postby teaisme » Jan 25th, '11, 14:54

what kind of white do you have and from where?
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Re: White Teas?

Postby debunix » Jan 25th, '11, 15:00

For my preferences, I often need to use more leaf, longer infusions, and cooler temperatures to let white teas shine. For a silver needle tea, this might mean 2 grams of tea in my small gaiwans with 60mL of water, brewed 160 degrees for 1-2 minutes first steeping.
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Re: White Teas?

Postby woozl » Mar 21st, '11, 19:03

White tea powder, like a matcha.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Organic-White-Tea-P ... 35ac5a2436
Any one try this stuff?
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Re: White Teas?

Postby Chimpie » Mar 22nd, '11, 20:54

woozl wrote:White tea powder, like a matcha.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Organic-White-Tea-P ... 35ac5a2436
Any one try this stuff?




I've just ordered this to give it a go, I'll let you know if no one else does :D
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Re: White Teas?

Postby SlientSipper » Mar 22nd, '11, 22:05

Chimpie wrote:
woozl wrote:White tea powder, like a matcha.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Organic-White-Tea-P ... 35ac5a2436
Any one try this stuff?




I've just ordered this to give it a go, I'll let you know if no one else does :D


That sounds pretty good. I shall have to try some too. (in the near future)

Oh and for OP I recommend Show Mei white tea. Loose leaf of course and brew that for a like a 1min 45 seconds. See how that treats you.

EDIT: You can also try the bottled white teas at Whole Foods Mart for a fair price. Tastes stronger then the usual.
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Re: White Teas?

Postby lkj23 » Apr 3rd, '11, 15:49

Chimpie wrote:
woozl wrote:White tea powder, like a matcha.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Organic-White-Tea-P ... 35ac5a2436
Any one try this stuff?




I've just ordered this to give it a go, I'll let you know if no one else does :D


Have you received it? I´m interestd in it too, please could you do a review when you receive it?

thank you
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Re: White Teas?

Postby karmaplace » Apr 4th, '11, 09:59

There's also this:
https://www.theteaemporium.com/White-Rhino-Matcha.html

I only found one review, for what I think was a different brand:
http://www.teaviews.com/2011/01/25/revi ... cha-white/

I'll have to try it out when I get my next paycheck. Tea Emporium also offers a jasmine matcha that I'm curious about. :mrgreen:

Any news on Dragon Tea House's white matcha? I glanced at that when I ordered from them last.
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Re: White Teas?

Postby Chimpie » Apr 4th, '11, 15:08

karmaplace wrote:There's also this:
https://www.theteaemporium.com/White-Rhino-Matcha.html

I only found one review, for what I think was a different brand:
http://www.teaviews.com/2011/01/25/revi ... cha-white/

I'll have to try it out when I get my next paycheck. Tea Emporium also offers a jasmine matcha that I'm curious about. :mrgreen:

Any news on Dragon Tea House's white matcha? I glanced at that when I ordered from them last.

I need to get to the post office to pick up a delivery so with luck it is there and I will do a review

Now that I have read that review I can't wait it sounds good to me :D
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Re: White Teas?

Postby synth » Apr 7th, '11, 14:13

you ordered that one from ebay, Chimpie?

i eagerly await your review =]
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Re: White Teas?

Postby Chasm » Apr 8th, '11, 08:46

After reading that review, I WANT SOME.
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Re: White Teas?

Postby Chimpie » Apr 11th, '11, 05:04

Have finally picked this up from the post office, give me one hour to get somewhere I can brew in peace and I will let you know!!! :)
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Re: White Teas?

Postby Chimpie » Apr 11th, '11, 05:28

Got left alone so can do it now!!!!

I've followed the instructions given

1/4 teaspoon tea powder
6oz water about 85c

Have leeft it for 4 mins and have decanted it to a jug then into the cup.......... Here goes

You need to decant it as there is a bit of sludge at the bottom :|

First off I don't like the colour, it is dark and not the light fresh colour I like in a white tea, that could be the brewer rather than the brew, maybe after a few try outs it may improve with practice

The taste is good, it is smooth with a slight sweetness that lingers for a while, it wants you to drink more, on the second sip you get that underlying savoury warmth. I could happily go for a big mug full!

As long as you decant it twice and allow it to settle it is great I am impressed, OK the look is not great compared to a loose tea but for a good tea when it needs to be quick then go for it.

Hope this helps.
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