Can I make white tea with samovar?
Yes, you can make white tea in a samovar. To do so, just follow the directions above.
Should I use loose tea leaves or tea bags to make white tea?
It is always better to use loose tea leaves to make tea since the flavor of the bag will also infuse into the water and spoil the taste of the final infusion.
Does white tea help bowel movement?
As a stimulating warm drink, white tea helps encourage bowel movement for many people.
White Tea Recipe
Have you ever tasted white tea? If so, have you ever brewed it in a double tea kettle? Below is the recipe to make white tea in a double tea kettle. It will be the most delicate tea taste you have ever had!
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White tea is the least processed tea so it has the most delicate flavor among all six tea varieties made from Camellia sinensis. It is harvested at the beginning of season before tea leaves are fully open. White tea is made of young buds and fresh tea leaves which are quickly dried without oxidizing. While green tea undergoes heat treatment after plucking, white tea is dried naturally either under sun or in a specific indoor or outdoor place.
White derives its name from fine white hairs on the young buds, or else dry white tea is not white at all and the infusion is pale yellow.
White tea is known not only for warm and soothing tea experience but it is also consumed in iced tea form. It is also a very popular ingredient in different varieties of alcoholic beverages, especially rum cocktails and vodka shots. But be careful! There are also some shots named white tea even though they do not contain any of it at all!
White tea is believed to have the least amount of caffeine compared to other tea varieties. However, it is very rich in antioxidant content such as polyphenols, flavonoids, and tannins, similar to green tea. You can learn the details about health benefits by clicking on this link.
White tea is traditionally brewed using a single teapot. However, the recipe below describes how to make white tea using a double tea kettle. Making white tea in a double tea kettle yields more flavorful tea that is warmer for a longer time than traditional single teapot brewing. You can refer to our related blog following this link to learn more about the different tea brewing methods in the world.
Let’s mention one last point before moving on to the white tea recipe below. You should pay close attention to the quality of tea leaves and water to experience a pleasant tea journey for any tea you are making. So, you should use quality tea leaves and distilled or bottled water if your tap water is low quality to make tea. Otherwise, you may have an unpleasant tea experience.
Now, let’s move on to the white tea recipe below and enjoy the process of making tea in a double tea kettle!
85 oz (2.5 L) water (27 oz for brewing tea), filtered or bottled if tap water is of poor quality
10 tablespoons white tea leaves for 27 oz (800 mL) water
A double tea kettle
Some honey, maple syrup, or sugar (optional)
Some lemon juice or slices (optional)
Add water to the lower kettle, and put it on the stove to boil. The amount of water should be at least at the capacity of the upper teapot since we will use this water to steep white tea leaves.
Once the water is boiled, add white tea leaves to the upper teapot and pour the hot water over it. The amount of water you pour should be 27 oz (0.8 L) for 10 tablespoons of tea leaves. If your teapot is larger and you want to make more tea, increase the tea leaves accordingly.
Add more water into the lower kettle, put it on the stove to boil, place the upper teapot over it, and close its lid.
Once the water is boiled, wait 10-15 minutes for tea leaves to release all their flavors into the water. You can check whether the tea is brewed sufficiently by opening the lid and observing the tea leaves. The tea is ready to drink if the leaves have completely sunk to the bottom. If not, wait some more because brewing time can change depending on the tea leaves.
Once the tea is ready, prepare the teacups and pour the infusion in the upper teapot as much as you want, and then fill the rest of the cup with the boiled water from the bottom kettle. You can adjust the hardness of white tea by adjusting the amount of infusion you pour into the teacups. You can fill the teacup only with the infusion without adding water for a stronger tea.
Your white tea is ready! Please be careful while drinking it since it will be hotter than the white tea brewed in a single teapot.
Enjoy your teatime!
RECIPE NOTES FOR WHITE TEA:
Please keep in mind that you can change the amounts of ingredients mentioned above according to your preference. The more tea leaves you add, the stronger the tea becomes, and vice versa. On the other hand, you can also adjust the hardness of your tea by adding some hot water from the lower kettle to the infusion while filling the teacup.
It should also be noted that white tea is brewed with water at boiling temperature, similar to black tea, while green and oolong teas are brewed with water at lower temperatures.
HOW TO SERVE WHITE TEA:
White tea is traditionally served in a porcelain teacup with a saucer. It is traditionally consumed warm. However, making iced white tea is also popular so you try iced white recipes by refrigerating the white tea infusion you make using this recipe.
Since white tea has a very light taste, it is not common to add sweeteners into it. Still, you can offer some honey, maple syrup, or sugar along with it. A light snack and some lemon also go well with it.