White tea is made from only the new shoots or leaf buds of the tea plant. Because the leaves are new, they have not yet had time to absorb as much flavor from the surrounding soil and the actual cells of the leaf are less dense. White tea will have a very pale yellow color and the flavor will be subtle usually a sort of nutty after-taste and not much more. This delicacy of aroma and flavor is what makes it a favorite of many connoisseurs.
We keep the processing to a minimum. The tea is sun dried and then lightly fermented and it’s ready to go. That minimal processing is one of the reasons white tea is richer in catechins.