White Litchee Hand Rolled Tea | 100g Loose Leaf Tea in tin
White Litchee is handcrafted from tea buds tied into a large ‘pearl’ that unfurls when infused. The enjoyment of this Very Special Rare Tea involves looking at the pearl unfurling, one bud at a time, into a flower of buds over 30 seconds.
Health benefits of White Tea
This delicate and subtle white tea is high in antioxidants, which can help protect your body from free radical damage and lower the risk of chronic diseases. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, drinking this tea can reduce inflammation and boost the immune system. Moreover, white tea contains the least amount of caffeine, and drinking it on a regular basis has been shown to improve cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure, and lower the risk of stroke.
How to make a perfect brew
- Bring water to a boil
- Let water cool to between 70-80°C
- Use 220 ml water per 2.5 grams tea
- Steep for 2-3 minutes, and enjoy your tea
Very Special Rare Tea
White Litchee No. 1 Hand Rolled Tea is one of our t-Series VSRT: Very Special Rare Teas. Dilmah t-Series VSRT is a collection of teas that are known around the world only for their excellence. White Litchee, being white tea, is a rare type of tea made by hand-picking only the bud of the tea leaf, which is the softest and youngest part of the plant, and minimally processing it. Hui Zong, the Song Dynasty’s ‘Tea Emperor,’ favoured white tea because it had the most rare and subtle flavour. White Litchee is handcrafted from tea buds that are about an inch long and tied into a large ‘pearl’ that unfurls when infused. The enjoyment of this Very Special Rare Tea entails the observation of the pearl unfurling, one bud at a time, transforming into a flower of buds over 30 seconds. All fine teas, but especially this White Litchee tea, should be savoured aesthetically. Brew in a glass teapot to watch the pearl transform, or use a white porcelain tea cup or bowl. Use one pearl for each brew. This tea, because of its excellence, is best taken straight.
Keep the tea stored in its steel box, in a cool dark place. It is important, when storing, to keep it away from sources of heat. If storing in the refrigerator or freezer, pack in small, completely airtight packets or jars. Before use, wait for it to reach room temperature in order to prevent any condensation. Each defrosted packet should be used within a week after opening.
100% Pure White tea. Packed in Sri Lanka from imported ingredients.