White tea is lightly oxidized (if at all) and usually has a sweet, honey-like flavor. This tea pairs well with thoughtful contemplation. The young leaves and buds are picked by hand, withered in the sun and then dried to stop the oxidation process. It is called white tea because of the fine white hairs on the unopened buds. These hairs may separate from the leaves and collect in the bottom of the teapot or cup. This is normal and does not affect the drinking of the tea. The hairs also do not affect the flavor but shows the youth of the leaves.
White teas mostly come from the Fujian Province in China where the tea most likely originated, and from Taiwan.
Our selection of white teas can be infused multiple times. We suggest adding 30 seconds to the previous infusion time.