White tea

White tea is grown and harvested primarily in China, mostly in Fujian, Zhejiang and Yunnan. It comes from the buds and leaves of the camellia sinensis plant. Those are allowed to wither in natural sunlight before they are lightly processed to prevent any oxidation or further tea processing. The name “white tea” derives from the fine silvery-white hair found on the immature buds, which gives them a silverish appearance. The liquor itself is not white or colourless but rather a pale yellow. The exact proportion of buds to leaves may vary, depending on the variety of white tea. For example, Bai Mu Dan contains one bud for every two or three leaves, while Yin Zhen Bai Ho is made entirely from downy buds picked within a short period in early Spring. Some white teas may also be from an automnal harvest.

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