A mango white tea with tropical flavours
Let our mango white tea take you away to a tropical island with its sweet and tart all-natural tropical mango flavours. Our tea uses all natural mango essence and contains no artificial colours or flavours. With a quality loose leaf white tea as the base for this flavored white tea, this is a very refreshing and crisp tea to brew. Enjoy it hot or cold with ice as a refreshing summer drink.
What exactly is a white tea?
So you’ve heard of green tea, black tea, even Rooibos. But what is white tea? White tea is made from the same plant as green tea, black tea, or oolong. But the difference is that it’s made from new growth leaves or buds. The leaves are steamed or pan roaster to inactivate oxidation. They are then dried. For this reason white tea retains high amounts of cathecins (antioxidants) which are present in fresh tea leaves. These tea leaves are from a Pai Mu Tan tea leaf variety. And they don’t just taste great, but they’re also good for you.
How much caffeine is in white tea?
White tea contains bewteen 35 and 55 mg. of caffeine per 8 ounce brewed cup. This is around half that of black tea, in comparison.
How to brew white tea
White tea is best brewed at around 180F, or 80C. Since it is a delicate tea like green tea, boiling water can scorch the tea leafs, leading to over extraction of tannins. This would result in bitter tea, as the tannins overpower the natural and gentle flavours of the tea. That is why we recommend water at 3 minutes off boil for white teas. Brew time is usually 3-5 minutes for these tea leaves.
What kind of teapot works best for white tea?
Since this is a larger leaf, but also has some broken leaf pieces due to the delicate nature of this tea leaf, it is best brewed in a fine tea infuser. Any of the GROSCHE glass teapots would work well, as well as infuser tea mugs like Aspen or Kassel. You can also brew this in a tea press such as the Madrid Tea Press very easily.
GROSCHE Safe Water Project
If you thought the tea itself was cool enough, there’s more. Every 100 grams of tea we sell, funds 50+ days of safe drinking water for people in need via the Grosche Safe Water Project. That is the mission for our company, and you help make it all possible. Thank you for “being the change”! #everycupfillsanother