WHITE & YELLOW TEA

White teas are even more delicate than green teas and some have higher quantities of antioxidants than most green teas. They are grown on a slightly different strain of bush and after being picked are left a while to dry in the sun, resulting in light oxidation. This can make them look slightly wilder than green tea.

Yellow tea is distinguished from green and white tea by its unique processing. This can take up to five days from it being picked and relies upon an instinctive feel by the tea master who processes it. This prevents the 'grassy' note found in green tea developing and produces a very mild, smooth infusion. The world's rarest tea, Jun Shan Golden Needles is the most famous Yellow variety.

  1. As low as £10.00
    The quintessential summer high tea. Delicious cold and sweetened a little. Tea of Life's wild appearance and many colours are due to the simple, sun drying process it undergoes. It makes it a really difficult tea to flavour and pack!
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    A gentle blend of exotic fruits, evoking balmy tropical evenings. Tea of Life's wild appearance and many colours are due to the simple, sun drying process it undergoes. It makes it a really difficult tea to flavour and pack!
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    This special white tea, grown in the high mountains of Zhen He, is our most popular variety. It comes from the heart of the very small white tea harvest. It first came to our attention twenty two years ago after research published in Germany claimed it to have an energising, revitalising effect peculiar just to this type. Our research in the field since then would seem to back this up! It is mellow and honey sweet in the cup with a lovely pale amber appearance. Many people have noticed a lovely flavour of Violets in it too. I think this is very pronounced when the tea is brewed perfectly and in cooler water. This is picked between March 15 and April 10 but not on rainy days or if there is frost. (For our scented Tea of Life, please look at our Chinese Scented Tea of Life section)

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    Smooth, comforting and a real favourite for its luxurious and sophisticated flavour. Tea of Life's wild appearance and many colours are due to the simple, sun drying process it undergoes. It makes it a really difficult tea to flavour and pack!
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    Warming, refreshing, reviving and festive. An antidote to over indulgence! Tea of Life's wild appearance and many colours are due to the simple, sun drying process it undergoes. It makes it a really difficult tea to flavour and pack!
  6. As low as £16.00

    This rare and famous tea was first produced in 1796. It is extremely high in polyphenols, low in caffeine and has a light, subtle infusion. This is the finest of its kind and is made entirely of silvery buds covered in fine white hairs. It has been a challenge to find Yin Zhen this year, with adverse weather conditions adversely effecting the size of the already small crop. This tea has almost doubled in price in China and took much longer than usual to arrive, due to the floods in China. Our contacts in China however, always make sure we can offer some of the highest quality made and at a reasonable price. I have seen it selling elsewhere for £20 for 25g.