China White Teas
White tea is a lightly oxidized tea grown and harvested primarily in China, mostly in the Fujian and Zhejiang province. It is the least fermented tea and made using only the new growth on the tea bush, which accounts for the high cost.
The hand-rolling of these leaves is a true art. The name derives from the fine silvery-white hairs on the unopened buds of the tea plant, which gives it a whitish appearance. The drink itself is not white or colourless but pale yellow.