white tea


Definition of white tea 

: tea that is light in color and made from buds and immature leaves that are covered with fine white hairs and undergo little to no oxidation before drying

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Go for black, green, or white tea and plain white sugar or pure cane sugar. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make Your Own Homemade Kombucha," 19 July 2018 Go for black, green, or white tea and plain white sugar or pure cane sugar. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "How To Finally Learn To Make Your Own Delicious Kombucha," 16 Jan. 2018 Harney & Sons has the perfect tea in mind — its Royal Wedding Tea, which is a white tea with almond, coconut, vanilla and pink rosebuds (available at harney.com). Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Nothing says royal wedding like a tea party; time to start planning," 3 May 2018 Green or white tea: These drinks contain compounds called catechins, which block the creation of histamines (the chemicals that cause allergy symptoms). Kim Tranell, Redbook, "Eat These Foods to Fight Allergies," 25 Feb. 2013 Clark, on the other hand, has dark opinions about coffee and instead ritualizes the slow steep of first-flush Dragon Well green tea or silver-needle white tea, a daily moment of Zen not always easily found among the crystals and crayons. Leilani Marie Labong, San Francisco Chronicle, "A chef and a designer feather their North Beach nest," 9 Apr. 2018 The gentle moisturizer has a lightweight, almost whipped texture and a formula full of rosewater and aloe to soothe, plus white tea extract to firm and plump. refinery29.com, "This Millennial Pink Moisturizer Has Sold Out 3 Times — Don't Miss It Again," 19 Mar. 2018 In combination with calming aloe water and antioxidant-rich white tea extract, this powerful trio hydrates, soothes, and reduces redness. Sara Spruch-feiner, Allure, "Herbivore Botanicals' Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Cream Is Here (and It's Beautiful)," 14 Dec. 2017 For the first time in its 150-year history, Kusmi Tea is introducing a white tea, a type made from the very first tea leaves that sprout in the spring. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Alain Ducasse Collaborates on a Floral Tea," 11 Dec. 2017

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1860, in the meaning defined above

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