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White Tea Cools in the Summer Heat

White tea has a subtle, sweet flavor profile with many health benefits. It is the least produced of all teas, basically it’s picked and whithered until it dries. Stories say white tea was reserved for emperors and high ranking officials because of its short harvest time, and often (not always) consists of buds. Infuse white tea in small volumes to bring out its subtlety. It also counteracts excessive heat and menopause, and provides high levels of antioxidants.

Yin Zen (Silver Needles) is one type of white tea and is made from the buds of the tea plant. The silver white “hairs” on the leaf give this tea its name. The buds of the tea plant are sweeter and have more caffeine than the rest of the plant.

Yin Zhen became famous during the Song Dynasty around 1000 years ago. Numerous legends arose around it, including that it was only harvested on nights of a full moon, or only by naked young girls or virgins, or only harvested with scissors of gold. While white tea is subtle in taste, you’ll appreciate the complexity and texture in flavor.

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4 thoughts on “White Tea Cools in the Summer Heat

  1. I am not a tea fanatic but sometimes love to have it. I love to drink black tea with ginger and few drops lemon juice. You have written a very informative article on tea. By coming to this page I have learned few new things about tea. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

    1. Hi Adamo,

      Thank you for your feedback and glad you enjoyed the post. Also, ginger and lemon is the best. We carry a Spicy Ginger Snap with both ingredients. May you enjoy every cup of tea you drink! LMTC

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Judy Hogg
Best store in Montana possibly in all of the United States. I don't know. This is the first Gong Fu tea shop I've ever been to. I came in for a matcha whisk because I donated mine to a museum. Before I left a random customer who was introduced to me as a regular bought me tea. I hugged him which isn't something I normally do. But I was incredibly thankful. Then the man behind the counter gave me a free sample. I went in looking for a simple tool and left with tea and a happy spirit. I am looking forward to making it back as soon as possible! I loved it. I think it will always hold a special place in my blood pumping organ.
Sari Barnes
This atmosphere of this shop is so wonderfully cozy and pleasant. The menu has such a nice selection of to-go options and the loose teas to purchase for home brewing are phenomenal and in vast selection. The service was quick and friendly. I came here with my family and we bought many of the different teas to try, as well as some to-go teas. My sister and I really enjoyed their house Chai. It was the perfect amount of spice and tea, like a spicy hug for your soul. I will be recommending this shop to others in the future.
Brooke Blackler
I've been going to Lake Missoula Tea Company for years, and recently have had the privilege of putting some of their tea in my store. The quality of the tea is fantastic, and the blends are delightful. I have also attended one of their tasting / learning events and it was great. I highly recommend their downtown store for meeting with friends, family or even just for a nice place to go and have a cup of perfectly brewed tea.
Tim Specht
Amazing variety great prices and they'll brew top shelf teas you may be reluctant to buy before trying for a dollar more. Great selection for Missoula. Friendly knowledgeable staff and beautiful tea sets and accessories
Ashley Nelson
The atmosphere was so relaxing and pleasant I could stay there all day! The staff are super helpful and polite and helped me with all my questions (not to mention some helpful tips from patrons as well). The tea they have is top notch and all the selection you could ask for