A white bowl of white tea placed on a wooden plate with dried white leaves
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Refreshing White Tea Recipe

A tea that tastes so unique and refreshing, it is bound to have some health benefits. Let's see a DIY of how to make this tea at home!
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: white tea
Appliance: Stove
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Sakina Kheriwala


  • 8 oz filtered water
  • 2 tsp white tea less for bud tea, more for leaf tea
  • 1 tsp honey optional


  • To make white tea, boil 8 ounces of water in a pot. Once boiled, remove it from the stove, add 2 teaspoons of white tea to it. In case you are using the bud of the plant Camellia sinensis, then use 2 teaspoons. If you are the leaf tea, you can increase the quantity anywhere between 2 teaspoons to 2 tablespoons.
  • For best results, let the boiled water cool for a minute or two, or else the tea will become scalded and slightly astringent.
  • Once the water cools slightly, steep the white tea leaves for 7-10 minutes for optimal flavor. The longer you let the tea steep, the stronger the flavor becomes.
  • Add a sweetener of your choice, in this case, we recommend honey. However, this step is optional. Enjoy your cup of tea!
    A closeup shot of white tea in a cup


Avoid reusing the tea leaves as that can weaken the taste of your tea. If you are wary of the temperature of the tea, it is advisable to use a thermometer to gauge the correct temperature. If you are using hard water, be careful as it can affect the taste.