Saturday, December 30, 2006

Bentley's Jasmine White Tea

I have tried white tea before, both in flavoured format, and in loose tea, and found it to be a very mild and pleasant form of tea, not for everyone's tastes, but still good. White tea is picked before the leaves open fully, when it is still covered with fine white hair, hence the name, then it is rapidly steamed and air dried. Because it is less processed than other black or green teas, it contains more anti-oxidants, a definite health benefit. This particular white tea comes from Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, most white tea is grown in India or China, and is flavoured with jasmine. When one opens the package, the pleasant fragrance of the jasmine wafts from within the bag. A good way to enjoy the benefits of a good cup of white tea.

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