The main idea of white tea is very simple and quite beautiful. Tea leaf must be subjected to treatment as little as possible. Let`s see the most popular white tea brands.
White tea, "White Peony".
This is one of the most famous Chinese white tea, which is very popular all around the world. White Peony is a delicious white tea, it attaches people by its fresh flavor and good taste. It has fresh, vivace and light nature. Like all kinds of white tea, white peony has a sweet pleasant taste with some floral undertones. You can also find refreshing and herbal tones in its taste. Its light tannins is associated primarily with the autumn foliage. In general, the flavor of white tea has an impression of lightness and softness. In the taste of white tea you can find the shades of white peony, which you can find only in this tea. You can feel it so easy, but is hard to describe... After drinking white Peony tea, you can feel its taste for a long time, even after one hour, you can feel it as pleasant memory.
Bai Hao Yin Zhen (Silver Needle with white fluffs).
Bai Hao Yin Zhen (Silver Needle with white fluffs) is the most famous white tea which is made of exclusively carefully dried, unopened, soft buds. This kind of tea come from the Yunnan Province and it is sollected from the kind of bushes named Da I Cha.
The first reference about this kind of tea was in the days of Emperor Hui Tsung from the Sung Dynasty in his treatise "Long Guan Cha Lun", but it became popular among tea drinkers only in 1796, thanks to development of trade relations with China.
Until this time the Celestial authorities imposed an embargo on the export of tea. Bai Hao was delivered only to the imperial Palace and it was considered a national treasure.
White tea "Silver Needles".
This tea is prepared in the province Fujian. To maintain a certain standard of its quality, the flush of the tea can be collected only in spring period, not more than two days and only in dry weather. "Silver Needles" is considered to be one of the best kinds of white tea. For making this kind of tea the most tender young spring leaves are taking which contains visible silver-white hairs on them. When they are dried, they fold like needles and give the silver color to the tea. This kind of tea has a delicate floral aroma. During brewing, usually at the ceremony, "Gong Fu", it starts to have pale yellow colour. In the second and third casting, it has a pleasant mild sweet flavor.
White tea "White Angel".
The tea "White Angel" is a kind of a white tea, which contains the Chinese White Tea Pai Mu Tan Sencha in its composition and various flavors added to it. White tea usually is not fermented. During the collecting of white tea, a special attention pays to the selection of the leaves. For this kind of tea it is possible to collect only the youngest leaves of the first harvest, half-opened with half short white hairs on the open tea buds. For elite white tea it is possible to collect only one apical leaf (TIPS) and sometimes another after him.
White Angel can be flavored with natural products, such as: grass lemongrass, pineapple, coconut and yellow rosebuds, etc.
White Chinese tea "White Star"
This tea has the form of a star. All kinds of white tea is considered to be elite and one of the most expensive. White Chinese tea "White Star" usually grows in the mountains in Chinese province Fujian and it is collected in the middle of spring. its infusion has a pale peach color, and its pleasant sweet taste leaves long aftertaste in your mouth.
White tea requires a certain method of brewing,you can spoil this tea by the wrong cooking. For this kind of tea, you need to take soft, not hot water (60-85 degrees, but it must not boiled, otherwise the water will be dead).