“…Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.” – Rumi
Fluffy snowflakes dance and float, piling softly one on top of other. In the same moment, the silvery hairs of white tea float and dance, delicate as snowflakes in my cup. Snow is white, yet white tea is not white. The whiteness of snow is a result of light scattered and bounced off ice crystals in the snow, and this reflected light includes all the colors, which, together, look white.
White tea, however, is not white; when infused it becomes a beautiful, pale yellow. Its name comes from the young tea buds that have fine white hairs. White tea leaves are plucked and delicately processed and oxidized in a shorter time than the leaves for green or black tea. As you drink white tea, you will see fine white hairs drifting like snowflakes in your cup. This silky, aromatic beverage is perfect for any day including a snow day! Fill your cup with this winter blessing Nan Mei Wild Tree Buds White Tea from Camellia Sinensis Tea House. Camellia Sinensis brewing recommendations: use two teaspoons of white tea leaves, with 80 degrees celsius water, steep for 5 to 7 minutes. I hope you enjoy the last days of winter with the magic of this white tea.
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