Best white tea?
I'm looking for a good white tea. Preferably in bags, because it's easier to make at work.
I can't seem to find a white tea without pomegranate in it. What gives, why is it always with the pomegranate? I've tried them, the pomegranate adds too much tang. Good tea should be mellow and subtle, not bright red and tasting like half a box of nerds.
Does anybody have any suggestions in terms of brands and where I can obtain?
I don't know about absolute best but here is the best deal by far:
4oz Bai Mu Dan white tea for $6.
To give you some idea of what other tea shops charge:
Samovar Tea Bai Mu Dan (same style, maybe not same exact batch of tea) goes for $19 for 2 oz!
Peets also sells a white tea, $11 for 2 oz.
Samovar's teas are lovely and if you have the budget you can experiment if you want 'the best.' But SF Herb co's is good enough for me and costs 1/6th as much.
If you want to try a few different varieties another place to try is:
Thanks! Taking a look now.
Does nobody offer it in bags?
Just get a tea pot and strainer, or even a strainer that fits right in a mug. Tea in bags is usually much lower quality.
+1, you can also buy packages of empty tea bags and mix your own
Originally Posted by TigerJ
I'd have to do that if all I can find is loose tea. I can't brew a whole pot of tea at my desk. I have a small source of hot water that can fill one mug at a time, it actually comes out of the coffee machine.
Originally Posted by MeatMe216
Just google for 'tea mug strainer' and lots of things will come up.
Revolution makes a pear white tea in bags. Very mild. It's whole leaf tea.
Stash makes a raspberry white tea that is yummy. I can tell it's not as high quality as others, but it's good. And the fusion white/green they have is also good.
I am an avid drinker of loose-leaf tea at home and I think it's better, but at school, I only use bags.
I have to ask, why do they always pair white tea with some sort of fruit flavor? White tea is delicate and refined all on its own. Being forced out of your palate by pear, or raspberry, or pomegranate sort of defeats the taste.
Originally Posted by ShannonPA-S