White Tea Production

White tea is the most delicate of all teas. Produced mainly in China, primarily in Fujian province, white tea is made entirely from leaf buds that are covered with whitish hairs. The new buds are plucked before they open in early spring, then withered and dried slowly at low temperatures. Unlike other tea processing methods, the leaf buds are not rolled and only slightly oxidized. The result of this processing is a tea with a mild flavor and natural sweetness, with little of the grassy undertones sometimes associated with green tea.