White noise is made of half-fermented White Downy Oolong tea from China. While tea started out as a drink solely for royalty of China, now that times have moved on it's available to you. A rare, hand-made white tea that is delicate, floral and silky smooth. Draws an amber coloured brew.
Traditional white teas are minimally processed, simply being steamed and dried. This leaves them pure with a mild flavour and up more antioxidants and less caffeine than any other type of tea from the camellia sinensis plant. Our white downy involves a longer withering time, resulting in a slight oxidation of the leaves. This is why White Noise has a more robust flavour and amber cup compared to other white tea.
The hand rolled leaves show silver buds amongst dark olive leaves, and has aromas of sweet hay, maple and honey, which can be re-brewed a number of times. Mild and aromatic, but still yielding a strong body of flavour, this is great brewed hot or cold. A cold brew will bring out the freshness and hay-like notes, while a hot brew will bring out a floral aromatic drink.
A great entry-level tea for people who find green tea too bitter, and enjoy subtle and gentle flavours.
This tea is Certified Organic.
To brew a good cuppa is pretty easy - it is all in how you prepare it. The following guidelines are to help you get the best possible taste and enjoyment out of our tea on offer.
Water - First start with fresh great tasting cold water. Bring the water to a rolling boil. Do not let your water boil for an extended period of time because this draws out of oxygen, which is necessary for the flavour extraction. The Depending on how strong you prefer your perfect cup of tea use approximately 1 teaspoons of tea per 250ml of water.
Temperature - Using the correct water temperature is of equal importance. Please note that only black teas, fruit blends, rooibos and herbal infusions are brewed with boiling water. It is of vital importance to remember not to use boiling water for oolong, green and white teas. After bringing the water to a rolling boil you have to let it cool down to the desired temperature.
Time - What turns most people away from tea is it being simply an over drawn. To avoid a bitter and unpleasant taste, never allow your tea to steep beyond the time as recommended on the brew card or in the instruction on the box. For a stronger cup of tea, add more tea rather than increasing the steeping time.
Green Tea - 75˚c / 2 - 3 minutes
White Tea - 75˚c / 2 - 3 minutes
Black Tea - 100˚c / 2 - 3 minutes
Rooibos - 100˚c / 5 minutes
Fruit Blends - 100˚c / 5 minutes
Herbal Infusion - 100˚c / 5 minutes