White Tea

White tea is produced mostly in China and is made from leaf buds that are covered with white hairs. The new white tea buds are plucked before they open in early spring, then withered and dried slowly at low temperatures. White tea is not rolled and is only slightly oxidized. The result is a tea with a mild, fresh flavor and natural sweetness. A recent study found that white tea contains a high concentration of cancer-inhibiting polyphenols.