White Raspberry Spritzer

Premium white tea infused with champagne and raspberries.
Steeping Time Steep: 3-5 Minutes
Amount: 1 Tsp. Per 6 oz.
Steeping Temperature Water Temp: 195° F
Low CaffeineLow
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Of all the teas, White Tea has the most delicate flavor. Lightly dried and uncured, white tea leaves accept sweetening well. Real Champagne was lighly suffused into this blend that truly melds the freshness of safflowers, red raspberry and white wine champagne, while retaining its delicate original taste. Best enjoyed as an afternoon tea, our Champagne White Raspberry Tea is a real standout!

White tea (Chinese: 白茶; pinyin: báichá), is made from the buds and young leaves of the tea plant. These leaves are withered and dried naturally under semi-controlled conditions. If mechanical drying is required the leaves are baked (not fired) at temperatures less that 40°C. Because of these special growing and harvesting procedures, white tea has higher concentrations of catechins than other types of tea. Catechins are the antioxidants in tea responsible for antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer properties. White tea has also been found to help prevent rheumatoid arthritis and age associated wrinkles.

Health Benefits

Compared to other teas, white tea is the heavy hitter of health benefits. A study at Kingston University in 2009 showed that white tea has high anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-collagenase, and anti-elastase properties which could potentially reduce the risks of developing rheumatoid arthritis, some cancers, heart disease and slow the enzymatic break-down of elastin and collagen, traits which accompany aging. The same study evaluated 20 other popular plant and herb extracts and found that white tea considerably outperformed all of them.

A Pace University study has shown that white tea has more effective antiviral and antibacterial properties than green tea. The study revealed that white tea extract may help slow viruses and bacterial growth, thus reducing the incidence of staphylococcus and streptococcus infections, pneumonia, fungus growth, and even dental plaque.

Brewing Methods

Hot tea brewing method: When preparing by the cup, this tea can be used repeatedly - about 3 times. The secret is to use water that is about 180°F or 90°C. Place 1-2 heaping teaspoons per 6 ounce cup and let the tea steep for 3 minutes. Once the water level is low - add more water, and so on - until the tea flavor is exhausted.

Iced tea brewing method: Heat water to 180°F or 90°C. Place 2 heaping teaspoons per 6 ounce cup and let the tea steep for 3 minutes. Remove tea from water after steeping. Add ice.

White tea is excellent for brewing in any one of our fine Yixing teapots.


White tea originated in China; however, the history of white tea is contested and complicated. Finding adequate citation is not easy when discussing China's teas in general because the system of knowledge is often orally transmitted. Scholars and tea merchants generally disagree as to when the first production of white tea (as it is understood in China today) began. What is today known as white tea may have come into creation in the last two centuries. White tea may have first appeared in English publication in 1876, where it is categorized as a black tea because it is not initially cooked like a green tea, to deactivate internal enzymes and external microbes. It is worth noting that at this time Hanson only identified two types of tea, black and green.

When working loosely with sources, claims are made that white tea is the oldest type of tea for various reasons, though it should be noted that among university-appointed tea scholars in China, debate focuses on whether green or black tea (known as "red tea" in China) is the oldest form of tea, and white tea is conspicuously absent from this dialogue. Stories do appear referring to a "white" tea as the preferred tea of Chinese royalty, where it was first produced during the Tang Dynasty (618‒907 A.D.). For some time, only the emperor and his courtiers would drink white tea as it was rare and expensive. However, this "white" tea was produced differently than it is today. At this time leaves were compressed into cakes. By 1200 A.D., around the time of the Song Dynasty, immature silver white leaf-buds were immediately steamed, dried, and ground into a powder. Another story discusses the need for those who pick white tea to be virgins so that their fingers will not crush the buds when they are harvested. It is likely that these stories do not refer to white process tea but rather to the picking of undamaged buds, which can then be used to make any of the six types of tea.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Tin Weight (ounces) No
Ingredients White tea, safflowers, sparkling wine & red raspberry flavors
Steep Temperature 195° F
Steep Time 3-5 Minutes
Caffeine Level Low Caffeine
Amount Tea 1 Tsp. Per 6 oz.
Multiple Infusion? No
Tea Attributes No
Choose Color No


Customer Reviews (10)

Great!Review by Kristine
One of the first teas I ever ordered, I have shared this with many friends and family and all have started ordering from the WK!
Set in stone I put this on every order! (Posted on 10/28/2017)
Unique Review by Daniel
Upon opening this package of tea, I was taken aback at how sweet it smelled. Wasn't certain I was going to like it. However, I made a cup for a friend who decided to be adventurous and she went nuts over it. I tried it for myself and was wowed by the flavors. I find white tea blends to be hit and miss. Sometimes, the flavors are just too mild. This IS a soft a tea, but the flavors are bold enough to make it a very enjoyable cup. Who would have thought to put champagne into a tea? Glad TWTK did. (Posted on 10/1/2017)
refreshingReview by saba
so good! it is light, refreshing, low caffiene. A good evening relaxing tea. (Posted on 9/10/2017)
Great iced teaReview by Michele
I prefer this as a refreshing cold drink. The raspberry and the champagne make this tea a light but flavorful combination (Posted on 8/19/2017)
Great Raspberry FlavorReview by Noell
I really enjoyed this tea. My co-works all tried this tea and it prompted them to start ordering from Whistling Kettle. I think I started a fan club! If your a tea drinker you will like this one for sure. It is subtle and lightly fruity with hints sparkle. I traditionally like a deep tea, but this is light and highly pleasurable. (Posted on 4/10/2017)
almost bubblyReview by AKY58
Spritzers have bubbles, and the taste of this is so close to that of a reaspberry spritzer that I think I can *almost* taste the bubbles in this. Great stuff, and great for you. (Posted on 5/27/2016)
okayReview by Stacey
This tea was okay. I think I prefer the raspberry honey tea over this one (Posted on 3/31/2015)
Don Perignon of teasReview by Gabe
This was the first tea I ever tried at the Whistling Kettle and by far the best hot tea you can order. I still cant can't figure out how they manage to get the champagne taste in the tea. I never knew Raspberry and Champagne went together so good but now I'm in love with this flavor. Try this one first and it will really set the bar high! Tearrific! (Posted on 11/10/2014)
Lovely!Review by Tasha
This is a very soft, pleasant white tea. There is enough raspberry flavor to compliment the white tea without overpowering and the safflower and champagne add to the tartness of the raspberry and has a sweetness all its own. (Posted on 5/16/2014)
A must to tryReview by Annie
This is one of my favorites for making iced tea. The flavors blend into a unique taste that is so appealing and thirst quenching. (Posted on 5/2/2014)

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