how to make white tea

how to make white tea

How To Make White Tea

Making white tea is a simple but rewarding process, and the end result is a delicate, subtly sweet drink. All you need are tealeaves and hot water.

What You’ll Need

  • White tea leaves
  • Filtered or spring water
  • Tea infuser, strainer or tea balls
  • Kettle or saucepan
  • Cups or mugs

Step 1: Preparing the Tea Leaves

Measure out 1 teaspoon of loose-leaf white tea per cup. A good rule of thumb is 2-3 grams (1 teaspoon) for every 8 oz of water. Make sure to adjust the amount of tea according to how strong or weak you prefer your tea. If you’re using tea bags, use one bag per cup.

Step 2: Heating the Water

Heat the water to a temperature of 70-80˚C (158-176˚F). White tea is delicate and needs to be steeped at a lower temperature than some other types of tea, to avoid over-brewing it.

Step 3: Steeping the Tea

  • Put the tea leaves into your tea infuser, strainer or tea ball.
  • Put the infuser into your cup.
  • Add the hot water and let it steep for 2-5 minutes, depending on how strong you like your tea.

Step 4: Enjoy!

Remove the infuser and enjoy your cup of delicate, subtly sweet white tea. You can also add a little honey or lemon if you like.

Making white tea is an easy but rewarding process. With these steps and the right ingredients, you can make a great cup of white tea. Enjoy!


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