The least processed and rarest of all teas, white tea has the highest concentrations of polyphenols and is the most challenging to produce and procure. Once a year, in early spring when the buds and leaves are still closed and covered by fine silvery-white downy hairs, the leaves are delicately hand-plucked. They then undergo a meticulously monitored drying process where the tea is withered. Tea Forté works directly with these artisan- farmers who tender the delicate process to assure that the white tea that we offer yields an exquisitely subtle tea-drinking experience.
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About Our Cupping Table
Our teas are being presented to you as they would be if you were walking along our cupping table, or tea tasting table. This shows a traditional cupping set, with the lidded, toothed cups used to steep the tea. The teeth and lid allow a pour into the tasting bowl while straining out the leaves.