“Walking down the Yangtze River, you pick a young, unopened bud. The unblemished silver leaf is refreshingly free from the taint of civilization. Return to the state of nature and enjoy this tea for a beautiful, gentle experience.”
Northern Fujian Province, China
White tea is closest to its natural form as it is not oxidated, rolled or torn like other teas. Therefore it is thought to contain the most antioxidants of any teas, as well as a slightly higher level of catechin (a polyphenol antioxidant). White tea also contains high levels of the amino acid theanine, which is prized for its relaxation and mood enhancing properties.
AROMA: Delicate, floral
TASTE: Complex, subtle, floral
How Is White Tea Made?
The fresh tea leaves of the tea plant (Camellia Sinensis) are picked.
The unopened top bud and leaves of the tea plant (Camellia Sinensis) are picked by hand.
Only the top bud and two leaves within a 0.5mm tolerance are chosen by size.
The unopened bud and leaves are steamed to stop any fermentation of the tea leaves.
The unopened buds are left to dry on bamboo mats
Buds and leaves are graded and put into categories: whole leaves, broken leaves, fanning, dust.