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Old 12-07-2005, 08:15 PM
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By the way, the idea that all white teas are delicate may be a faulty
assumption. Big, tight buds take more time and/or heat before they will
properly infuse. (Have you seen bud-only Yunnan large-leaf white tea?)
In fact, I suspect it's the lower grades of white teas, the leaf-only
ones, especially where broken, that are the most delicate.

Lew Perin /

It's pretty hot here in Britain at the moment and I tried very tender
green tea with cold water only, in a thermo flask. I took it to work and
to my surprise it reached its peak after about 4 hours in the water. It
was actually quite delicious, not a trace of bitterness. Maybe one should
try this with white tea as well?