White Tea

White tea is a type of tea that has a delicate flavor and is naturally low in caffeine. It is harvested at the start of the season, comprised of buds and new leaves. The name “white tea” comes from the white fuzz on the young leaves, which helps protect the tea plant’s new growth from insects. This tea is traditionally grown in the Fujian province of China and is known for its withered small leaves and buds that appear slightly fuzzy.

When brewed, it typically has a light gold color with a floral fragrance. The flavor of white tea can range from woody to sweet to floral, often with light, fruity notes. Compared to black tea, it is usually less bitter and assertive. White tea leaves are harvested in Fujian from mid-March to early April. After harvesting, the leaves are withered and then dried immediately using natural sunlight, heat vents, or drying chambers to prevent oxidation. This process gives white tea its light flavor and color while preserving its antioxidant benefits.