White Tea is originally named for the fine white hairs on the new buds of the tea plant. Traditionally white tea is made solely from the newly grown tea buds before they unfurl into leaves. In the last century, the top two baby tea leaves have also been added to create a darker color and stronger flavor. While it still contains caffeine, white tea is the least processed of all teas and retains a maximum of the beneficial elements.
White Silver Needles ‘Yin Zhen’
This rare white tea from Fujian Province in China is made from down-covered unopened buds. The pale sparkling liquor displays the exotic complexity of fruit, floral and vegetal flavors, and is clear and refreshing on the palate.
White Peony ‘Bai Mu Dan’
This full-bodied white tea from the Fujian Province in China is made from the white buds and two top baby tea leaves of the tea plant. The rustic leaf is savory and sweet with characteristics of green, oolong and black teas.