Brewing White Tea takes a little care in that you do not want to scorch the leaves. Panic is not the order of the day. Just simply follow the guidelines on the Brewing Tea page, along with the ones listed on brewing White loose leaf tea.
Soon you will be sitting back and sipping a cup of sweet White Tea...Basic steps in Brewing Tea
To brew a cup of white tea, here are some simple guidelines.
160 F - 170 F
71 C- 77 c
Here is a description of what the water should look like at this temperature.
"Column of Steam Steadily Rising"
This means there should be a visable column of steam rising from the water surface.
Steeping time for White Tea is 90 seconds to 2 minutes
When brewing White Tea it is important the water temperture must be cooler. You do not want to scorch the leaves. Pour the water down the side of your brewing vessel to avoid this. It will help to temper the leaves. When you scorch the leave they will bite back with a nasty astringency. This will make for an unpleasant beverage!
White Tea can be brewed several times. Remember never use water hotter than 170 F or 77 c. And steep no more than 2 minutes. Each steeping will bring out different nuanaces of the leaves.
As a rule of thumb...when trying a new tea fellow the tea makers instructions. I find it easier to make adjustments from the first tasting if made according to instrutions.
If you make any adjustments in the brewing, it would be a good idea to make notes. If you are like me, you will soon forget how you arrived at making that last perfect cup.
My favorite vessel for brewing these white leaves is a clear glass press pot. The reason...the leaves unfurl and
dance around. Just thought I'd let you know.
I have found that the best way to brew white leaves in in a press pot.
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