White tea is an extravagance because it uses only the new leaves and buds of the tea plant. Even so, this tea is just too exquisite not to share. Drink it from your favorite teacup.
Makes 1 (6-ounce) mug
Takes 10–15 minutes
1 teaspoon white tea leaves
1 teaspoon cocoa nibs, minced
Heat the water in a covered pot until it reaches about 180°F, or bubbles the size of crab eyes plus some steam. While the water is heating, put the tea leaves and nibs in a tea ball. Put the teaball in a mug, pour the hot water into the mug, and steep the tea for three minutes. Remove the teaball and serve. Share and enjoy!