Stress is unavoidable, but a soothing cuppa can be enough to alleviate this. Read on to learn what are the best white tea brands to melt away a stressful day.
Being a coffee lover has its downsides; there was a time when I would drink coffee late at night to satisfy my craving. Consequently, this disrupted my sleeping pattern. What I learned is to shift to tea at night and keep the coffee for daytime.
White tea should be your go-to if you are looking for a relaxing beverage. Granted, it still contains caffeine, but it’s generally less than other true teas. Since it is also the least processed out of the teas, it retains its natural properties, specifically l-theanine, which aids in calming you down.
Here are the best white tea brands to help you relax after a long day!
Silver needles are considered the highest grade of white tea you can get. When it comes to this variety, Tealyra has the upper hand. Tealyra’s Silver Needle White Tea is gathered from the Fujian province in China.
Looking at the dried buds alone can be mesmerizing, but the flavor is exhilarating once brewed.
It has a mellow vegetal flavor complemented by subtle floral notes, so it is not overpowering and has delicate sweet, smokey, and butter-like undertones that bring balance to the overall drink. A disadvantage is that it is quite pricey, but the quality of the tea makes up for it. Also, be wary of letting it steep for too long, as it tends to go bitter.
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2. Taylors Of Harrogate
Taylors Of Harrogate produces some of the best black and green tea. Thankfully, Taylors of Harrogate’s White Tea is a quality beverage as the leaves they use come from freshly sprung buds that were delicately plucked during the spring harvesting season.
This white tea is a great cuppa after a stressful day as it is mild, smooth, and easy to make, as it comes in tea bags. The aroma is divine, and once steeped, it boasts a light but sophisticated blend of chamomile-like flavor and notes of peach.
If there is a drawback, it is that the beverage is best served plain. Add-ons such as milk or sugar can mask the undertones of this white tea. Half a teaspoon of honey or syrup is enough if you want to add sweeteners.
3. Twinings Of London
The British know their tea, so it is no surprise that Twinings Of London made an appearance on this list of white tea brands. They sell several white teas, but my vote will go to their Fujian Chinese Pure White Tea.
It is affordable, it comes in tea bags, so it is convenient, and it tastes magnificent for a product that has a generic-looking packaging. A product of Fujian province as well, Twinings’ might be the lightest tasting one on our list as its floral and vegetal hints are subtler. This makes it the ideal cuppa for those who are looking to relax but are not familiar with white tea.
This cup of tea can be elevated by adding honey or mixing other types of true teas.
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- Six boxes of 20 Fujian Chinese White tea bags
- Our expert blenders source only the finest leaves cultivated to our exacting standards by trusted growers around the world. From these tea gardens we hand-select the leaves that will shape your next Twinings moment
- Primarily grown in the Fujian Province of China
- Made without artificial ingredients
4. Uncle Lee’s
Don’t let Uncle Lee’s Y2K website design fool you. Their online aesthetic may need improvement, but make no mistake, Uncle Lee’s range of teas has been praised as one of the most authentic in terms of flavor and rejuvenating properties. They were also one of the first brands to introduce green tea to the North American market!
It is one of the most affordable products right now that can bring you a quality white cuppa, and it is widely available in Asian stores, groceries, and online retailers. Taste-wise, it has a crisp yet refreshing grassy flavor and a fruity undertone that gives the beverage that sweet tang.
A plus on this white tea is that it is very soft to your gut, so it is perfect for those who want a refreshing cup before and or after dinner. It is best served hot and goes really well with a slice of citrus fruits to taste.
Himalayan tea is often hailed as one of the world’s healthiest tea due to its low caffeine and concentrated natural health benefits. VAHDAM’s Imperial Himalayan White Tea certainly gave justice to that label with its unique blends accentuating the flavor.
It is a bit floral in taste and aroma as the primrose and peonies will hit you, complemented with sweet hints of peach and apricot that leaves a pleasing aftertaste that will want you to sip further.
VAHDAM takes the freshness of their product seriously, which explains the vacuumed packaging and an added resealable bag for storage. Additionally, the company manufactures its tea with sustainability in mind, which is always a bonus.
The Himalayan White Tea contain the Highest Amount of Anti-Oxidants & Flavonoids, more than even Green Tea, Black Tea or Oolong Tea. The tea contains very low-caffeine & can be consumed anytime of the day. Grown in very small quantities exclusively for Vahdam Teas, a tea worth tasting. Unlike white tea bags or organic white tea, this white loose leaf tea is the healthiest tea type and makes for a great Kombucha tea & Iced tea. Vadham
When you blend rose and white tea leaves, you get an upgraded soothing and relaxing cuppa. Navvayd’s Organic Rose White Tea provides that much-needed stress-relieving and classy-looking beverage.
As you may know, rose petals can have antidepressant effects and help alleviate stress when brewed so imagine the effect when combined with the natural calming properties of Darjeeling white tea leaves.
Once brewed, it doesn’t disappoint. The sweet fragrance of the rose petals translates well into the cup, with the Darjeeling white tea leaves bringing an interesting hint of mint. Together, they deliver a mild yet very refreshing beverage that is best served plain before you go to sleep.
7. Tea Forte
If you are looking for a special take on white tea that soothes and energizes you at the same time, I highly recommend going for Tea Forte’s White Ginger Pear Tea. This cuppa features a mild but rich flavor profile brought by the white tea leaves gathered from the Da Bai tea bush and a combination of unique ingredients.
The herbal taste is unavoidable, but it is not overwhelming given that its hints of pear slightly offset it. This gives the white tea a delightful citrusy flavor with a lingering spicy kick due to the ginger and lemon balm.
A glaring disadvantage is that this is an acquired taste. The tea also contains licorice, and some will find this flavor off-putting.