Tea Type There are primarily 4 tea types i.e Black, Green, Oolong & White. Plucked and produced from the same tea plant Camellia Sinensis, each tea type is differentiated based on the level of fermentation/oxidation they go through during production.White Tea
Grade Tea leaf grading is the process of evaluating products based on the quality and condition of the tea leaves. The highest grades are referred to as "orange pekoe" i.e SFTGFOP1, FTGFOP1, and the lowest as "fannings" or "dust".SFTGFOP1
Caffeine The caffeine content in this tea categorized into three broad levels i.e low, medium & high.High
- CO2 Filtered Water
- 80-90 Degrees C
- 0.176 oz | 2 gm
- Steep Time
- 4-5 min
What is White tea?
Like any other tea type, white teas also come from the same mother plant - Camellia Sinensis. Known to be one of the most delicate tea types in the world owing to minimal processing, these exquisite teas are harvested from tender buds which are selectively plucked before dawn with great care and attention to detail. These young buds are covered with prize 'white hairs' and hene the name 'white teas'. These leaves are then hand-rolled by experts and undergo a minimal amount of processing. White tea contains the same types of antioxidants as green tea, however in greater quantity and it has a smoother, gentler, and a sweeter taste in contrast to green teas.
How much caffeine is present in white tea?
A typical 8 oz cup of White tea contains 28 milligrams of caffeine, which is relatively low level in comparison to other caffeinated beverages, such as coffee or green tea. For example, a cup of coffee averages about 95 milligrams of caffeine per cup, more than 3 times the amount in white tea. In other words, it can provide an energetic boost, but isn’t as addictive and doesn’t give those unwanted jitters.
What nutrients are present in White Tea?
White tea contains beneficial nutrients with anti-microbial effects that protect the body against the occurrence of diseases. It contains tannins, fluoride, and flavonoids such as catechins and polyphenols. These compounds not only regulate the body's metabolism, but also protect the cells from any harmful free radicals which if not checked contribute to ageing, chronic inflammation, weak immunity and many other unwanted diseases.
Where do you source your teas from?
We source our teas from over 150 renowned tea plantations and small individual farms in India. Within the country, we procure from 5 popular tea-producing regions, namely : Darjeeling, Assam, Nilgiri, Kangra, and Sikkim.
How are your teas packed?
After sourcing our teas directly from plantations within hours of harvest, we bring them to our state-of-the-art tea facility in New Delhi, India. The teas then go through rigorous rounds of cleaning, sorting, quality testing to remove any impurities/dust/foreign particles. Teas then pass through a final 10+ quality check points for leaf size, aroma, liquor, flavors etc. They are then vacuum-packaged in opaque aluminium-lined bags using sophisticated machinery. These vacuum-bags are then stored in a dehumidified, temperatuere-controlled warehouse which ensures that the teas remain garden-fresh and maintain their character. Upon recieving a consumer's order, we further pack the required quantity of tea in smaller vacuum-sealed packs which are boxed in the retail boxes and then sent over to our own delivery centers located in various parts of the world.
Real good, testy and healthy tea.
Imperial Himalayan White Tea
I drink quite a bit of tea and have found a favorite with this one. Vahdam tea seems to be a quality brand.
Best shop of tea
Has a gentle flavour, clean and slightly floral. Good package -> Vacuum sealed and they also provide a black zip bag for storage. It's stands up well to 2 infusions. Although i don't think it's worth the price.
Conclusion: 3,5 / 5 stars. Hard to purchase it again.