White tea is the least processed of all classes of tea. The making of white tea only involves three steps, picking, withering, and drying. Therefore, it is only slightly oxidized. Due to its natural “unprocessed” nature, white tea has an abundance of anti-oxidants. White tea is traditionally regarded as a medicinal tea among the locals.
There are three categories of white tea. Silver needles are the first pluck of the season and consist solely of buds. The other two white teas are White Peony and Shou Mei. These three categories have their own unique tasting profiles with Silver Needles being the most delicate.
White tea can be enjoyed young or aged. Young white tea taste fresh and the dry leaves look bright. The aging properties of white tea is unique on its own right, with deeper taste and a more complex flavor, and is highly sought after.
While white tea is grown throughout Fujian province, Fuding county is traditionally regarded as the Home of White Tea. Our white tea comes solely from Fuding county, as we only source the most authentic true origin tea.