4 min in 185 degree water, glass infuser in cup. I am beginning to be able to distinguish the delicate, subtle flavors of a simple white tea. Tonight, the aroma has a bit of a tang, even as I appreciate the profound smoothness of the flavor. This is definitely growing on me.
A sheer decadence, white tea comes from the same plant as green, oolong, and black teas — Camellia sinensis. White tea, however, is least processed of all the teas. Named for the silver fuzz on the bud when the leaves are picked, white tea is often described as light, fresh, and sweet. No matter what your tastes, this pale yellow cup is simply divine, a rare treat for special occasions.