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Himalayan White

Steeping Instructions

Step 1:
Add boiling water to mug and allow the water to cool to 170°-185° or simply wait 2-5 minutes.
Step 2:
Steep 2 light Tbsp or 3-4 grams of tea per 8 oz of water.
Step 3:
Steep for 3-4 minutes. It may be well worth experimenting with water closer to 170° as white teas often provide more character with cooler water. Try multiple steepings.

Tip! Consider a sample size to explore 3-4 cups of a new tea!

Himalayan White Tea Description:

Named for the beautiful Himalayan Mountains, this delicious first flush white tea releases all the purity and freshness of the mountains of Nepal for which it is named. Himalayan White is a sweet, crispy white tea with a lovely floral aroma.  

Connoisseur TeaIngredients:

Nepali White Tea

Himalayan White Tea Significance:

Nepal Tea

This is a spring white tea grown at 6,000 feet in remote eastern Nepal. The Pathivara Estate, which produces this white, is in the same district as Mount Kumbhakarna and a mere 5 km from the Singhalia Wildlife Reserve, which is famous for its successful rehabilitation of the Red Panda. This high elevation region brings out the complex flavors in tea.

We are able to purchase from Pathivara Estate, and get this beautiful tea to the United States because of the Himalayan Tea Plantation Cooperative. The HIMCOOP is joint marketing consortium of Orthodox tea growers in Nepal. The staff at the HIMCOOP have the job of connecting tea merchants with the tea farmers in Nepal. This allows small growers like the Pathivara Estate to do business internationally, which allows them to get a fair price for their teas.It also opens up this hidden gem of the tea world to discovery by a broader audience of tea lovers.

Product Videos

What is White Tea? (05:28)
White Tea is a delicate and subtle type of tea. Being the least oxidized of the teas, typically around 5%, it has a flavor that ranges from floral through grassy. Usually made from the youngest leaves on the tea plant, it is prized for its freshness and traditionally drunk quickly on the tail of the season it is harvested. In China, white tea is typically made in the first couple of harvested batches of the spring season, so it is only available in the spring months. While white tea has typically been consumed quite quickly, there is a growing trend in Asia to aged white tea. Like puerh, white tea will mellow over time and many find aged white tea preferable over fresh. Over the past 3-5 years there has been significant growth in pressed white tea cakes as well and its not uncommon to find 10 year old aged white tea cakes like this 2014 White Tea Cake from Fuding, China. How to Brew White Tea (general directions -- see packaging for tea specific instructions): - 3 grams of tea to 8 oz of water (the leaf of most White Teas are quite large so for these use 2 tbsp if you don't have a scale) - Water temperature should be 160-185 degrees Fahrenheit - Steep for 2-3 minutes on the 1st steep and feel free to increase your steep times on the subsequent steeps - Do not discard or compost your leaves before you have gotten at least 3 cups out of them! We cover a few types of white tea in this video. Here is where you can learn more about each of them: Bai Hao Silver Needle Tea - This tea comes from early season harvest and is the buds, or very first small leaf of the tea plant. High quality Silver Needle Tea has characteristic white/silver "hairs" on the leaf, some of which will remain after steeping. White Peony Tea (Bai Mu Dan) - This white tea is made from the first full leaf after the bud and like Silver Needle tea is harvested early in the season. This tea is often either drunk fresh, aged as loose leaf, or compressed into white tea cakes. Himalayan White - A specialty white tea from the far eastern edge of Nepal. It is almost a blend of Bai Hao Silver Needle Tea and White Peony Tea in that it is produced with both bud and first leaf. Snow Shan White Tea Buds - A tea unique to far northern Vietnam, this tea is made from the early swelling leaf buds cut directly from the branches of the tea plant grown in this region. This is a white tea that can be brewed many times with 185 degree water on up to boiling. The producers of this tea claim you can steep it up to 50 times in a gaiwan (short infusions each time). ****** Dominion Tea Across the Web ****** Dominion Tea - Tea Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter -
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Product Reviews

  1. Classy White 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 9th 2021

    This tea is delightful and calming without breaking the bank. Brewing at 185F for 4 minutes yields a well balanced but slightly floral leaning taste. I tried this in one of the samplers and had to return for more.

  2. Himalayan White 5 Star Review

    Posted by on May 25th 2020

    I drink loose tea everyday. I have different types of tea.
    I tend to drink more decaf and herbal teas.
    The white tea tasted mild. Smooth enough to drink early afternoon, with no side affects. I steep about 5 minutes. I add honey with the tea, enjoyed every drop. I will buy again.