Japanese White Tea Powder Tea in a Teacup from Austria
I bought this teacup for $1.50 at a thrift store in WA last year. I bought it because of the cheery yellow pattern and the fact that is was made in Austria. I’ve been to Austria for a day trip. I’d love to go back and stay longer.
Day 14 (January 24)
I drank this tea hot and without additions.
- I don’t know where I got this envelope of tea.
- Since there are no directions on it, I had to do a Google search as to brewing instructions.
- Put 1/8 tsp of this instant tea powder into 200 ml of hot (or warm) water. My teacup holds almost 200 mls (about 3/4th’s cup).(http://www.enjoyingtea.com/inwhtea.html)
- It has a smooth taste and is quite enjoyable to drink.
- I had this tea with a teacake (cake baked in a teacup). The mild taste of the tea went perfectly with the cake.
- Not all the powder dissolved. I did not like having this substance
at the bottom of my cup.
- One site said to whisk the powder into the water. I don’t have a bamboo whisk or any whisk small enough for this job.
- After I am done with the teas in my drawer, I would like to explore the realm of tea powders.
White Tea Details
- It is made with buds and/or leaves which are sun-dried or dried by steaming.
- White tea is not oxidized.
- It is a specialty of the Chinese province Fujian.
- Some studies suggest that white teas contains more active cancer-fighting antioxidants than green teas.
Your Turn . . .
- Have you ever had white tea? If yes, tell us about it.
- Have you ever had powdered tea, besides and Lipton’s instant tea? If yes, did your cup have a powder residue on the bottom?
21 Days of Tea Series is after the jump.
- Sweet & Spicy (cinnamon dominant herbal blend)
- Zen (lemon grass, spearmint, green tea)
- Rainforest Red (red rooibos, hibiscus, chicory root, blackberry leaves, orange peel, ginger root, acai)
- English Breakfast
- Earl Grey (blend of black teas, oil of bergamot)
- Tulsi Sweet Rose (blend of tulsi and sweet rose)
- Pomegranate Raspberry Green Tea (green tea, chamomile, hibiscus flowers, orange peel, citric acid, pomegranate flavor, raspberry flavor, Japanese matcha)
- Green Moroccan Mint (green tea, spearmint, peppermint, lemongrass) – all organic and fair trade certified
- Orange Spice Black Tea (blended black tea, orange peel, cinnamon, orange oil, clove flavour)
- Russian Morning #24– loose leaf (Russian blend of black China, Ceylon, and India Teas)
- Green Tea with Blueberries (Green Tea with Nature Identical Blueberry Flavour )
- Constant Comment (black tea with orange rind, sweet spices)