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!