White Tea

White tea is unique and attracts the attention of tea connoisseurs.  Only a small amount is produced annually and is harvested by hand mainly in China’s Fujian province.

White tea gets its name from the colour of its silvery-white leaves and from the fine white down on its buds.  Only the tender young budsets from the tea bush are harvested and undergo minimal processing – withering and drying, which maintains many of the teas health benefits.

The two main varieties of white tea are:

  • Yin Zhen (‘Silver Needles’)
  • Pai Mu Tan (‘White Peony’)

White tea produces a light-coloured infusion and subtle, sweet, nutty flavours.

White Tea