Tea Type There are primarily 4 tea types i.e Black, Green, Oolong & White. Plucked and produced from the same tea plant Camellia Sinensis, each tea type is differentiated based on the level of fermentation/oxidation they go through during production.White Tea
Grade Tea leaf grading is the process of evaluating products based on the quality and condition of the tea leaves. The highest grades are referred to as "orange pekoe" i.e SFTGFOP1, FTGFOP1, and the lowest as "fannings" or "dust".SFTGFOP1
Caffeine The caffeine content in this tea categorized into three broad levels i.e low, medium & high.Medium
- CO2 Filtered Water
- 80-90 Degrees C
- 0.176 oz | 2 gm
- Steep Time
- 4-5 min
What is White tea?
Like any other tea type, white teas also come from the same mother plant - Camellia Sinensis. Known to be one of the most delicate tea types in the world owing to minimal processing, these exquisite teas are harvested from tender buds which are selectively plucked before dawn with great care and attention to detail. These young buds are covered with prize 'white hairs' and hene the name 'white teas'. These leaves are then hand-rolled by experts and undergo a minimal amount of processing. White tea contains the same types of antioxidants as green tea, however in greater quantity and it has a smoother, gentler, and a sweeter taste in contrast to green teas.
How much caffeine is present in white tea?
A typical 8 oz cup of White tea contains 28 milligrams of caffeine, which is relatively low level in comparison to other caffeinated beverages, such as coffee or green tea. For example, a cup of coffee averages about 95 milligrams of caffeine per cup, more than 3 times the amount in white tea. In other words, it can provide an energetic boost, but isn’t as addictive and doesn’t give those unwanted jitters.
What nutrients are present in White Tea?
White tea contains beneficial nutrients with anti-microbial effects that protect the body against the occurrence of diseases. It contains tannins, fluoride, and flavonoids such as catechins and polyphenols. These compounds not only regulate the body's metabolism, but also protect the cells from any harmful free radicals which if not checked contribute to ageing, chronic inflammation, weak immunity and many other unwanted diseases.
Where do you source your teas from?
We source our teas from over 150 renowned tea plantations and small individual farms in India. Within the country, we procure from 5 popular tea-producing regions, namely : Darjeeling, Assam, Nilgiri, Kangra, and Sikkim.
How are your teas packed?
After sourcing our teas directly from plantations within hours of harvest, we bring them to our state-of-the-art tea facility in New Delhi, India. The teas then go through rigorous rounds of cleaning, sorting, quality testing to remove any impurities/dust/foreign particles. Teas then pass through a final 10+ quality check points for leaf size, aroma, liquor, flavors etc. They are then vacuum-packaged in opaque aluminium-lined bags using sophisticated machinery. These vacuum-bags are then stored in a dehumidified, temperatuere-controlled warehouse which ensures that the teas remain garden-fresh and maintain their character. Upon recieving a consumer's order, we further pack the required quantity of tea in smaller vacuum-sealed packs which are boxed in the retail boxes and then sent over to our own delivery centers located in various parts of the world.
I am not a tea expert, just sharing my observations. I usually skip review invitations, but I also enjoyed the previous reviews, so I will contribute mine.
I ordered 7 different white teas at Vadham. Excellent delivery to South America, although it took quite longer than promised, due to some unforeseen issues.
At first I considered the tea very weak tasting. Then I encountered a video on youtube advising to use much more tea than used in a bag, at least 6 gram per 200 ml. This was the solution, now it has some taste! I was also advised to reuse the tea, I can reuse it around 4 times. I did try to reuse tea bags in the past, which never worked well, with the larger tea leaves quantity the reuse seems to work better. With the larger quantity I had to bring back the brewing time to 3 - 4 minutes depending on the tea.
I tried 4 different teas, 3 more still to try. Until now my favourite one is the Darjeeling Pearl White Tea, but such preference may be very personal, it seems to have a stronger taste than some of the others I tried so far.
I can highly recommend Vadham!
The tea is very enjoyable. Always calm me down and help slowing my pace while sipping it. I am in love with it :)
It’s the most fantastic tea I have had and I say that after trying quite a few others first
The shipment took little bit more time as usually. Maybe caused by the black Friday.
Anyway the tea is great!!!
It has a soft aroma and is mellow with a little flowery sweetness. The fresh leaves of the tea are covered with fluff, it is soft and bright. I tried many different brand and types of white tea, so far this is one of the few best white tea i ever had.