Something new and delicious has arrived in Dubai supermarkets - White Tea from Lipton (though it doesn't seem to be on their site yet).
White tea is the least processed of all teas, even less than green tea. Research also suggests it has great health benefits.
White tea is similar to green tea, in that it's undergone very little processing and no fermentation. But there is a noticable difference in taste. Most green teas have a distinctive 'grassy' taste to them, but white tea does not. The flavour is described as light, and sweet.
Lipton White Tea is delicately flavoured with apricot, and it really is sweet and light and totally unbitter, as both green and black tea usually are.
It would make great iced tea to cool down this summer: stick a couple of bags in a bottle of mineral water, leave overnight to cold-steep in the fridge, then serve with sugar syrup to taste and a slice of lemon or orange, or a few fresh mint leaves.
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