Picture of Twinings White Tea with Pomegranate packagingTwinings White Tea with Pomegranate was the first white tea I tried.  I saw it in the supermarket and despite not knowing what white tea was (although I did drink green tea and so was aware of the different types), I decided to try it.

Since then I have discovered the joys of loose teas and have discovered many other teas, including much more expensive ones, but this has remained a firm favourite of mine.  Whilst I don’t generally go for flavoured teas, especially flavoured white teas, I do think that this one is particularly good.

White tea, for anyone that’s curious, comes from the same plant as all other teas, the Camellia Sinensis plant, but is made from the buds and young leaves which are then allowed to wither in natural sunlight before being lightly processed to prevent oxidation or further fermentation.  White tea tends not to be bitter like other teas can be so are particularly good choices if you don’t have milk in your tea.  In fact white teas should never be served with milk.  If you want to know more about white teas, I recommend reading the wikipedia page on white tea.  This tea is apparently low in caffeine, which certainly fits with my experience of drinking it (despite drinking lots of tea I still have very low caffeine tolerance!) and is very normal for white teas, although isn’t always the case.

This tea, which appears to only be available in teabag form, tends to be available in most supermarkets and is a good first tea, or a good first tea without milk.  Its low levels of caffeine may also make it a better choice for some people, although I would highly recommend it to everyone!  If you can’t get it from the supermarket, it can also be bought from the Twinings online shop or from the Twinings shop in Strand, which is well worth a visit!  Although if you go to visit their Strand shop, I highly recommend following their very good directions that are on their website so that you don’t get as lost as I did!