White tea production involves plucking tea leaves or unopened leaf buds from Camellia sinensis, drying the leaves (with no shaping or heating) until they lose 97% of their moisture. The flavor variation among white teas depends on the plucking season, the weather conditions before plucking, which leaves were plucked, and the care in handling and drying the leaves.
White tea tends to be light-bodied with floral, dried hay, and sweet notes. When steeped, it is golden yellow in color and delicate in texture. White tea encourages you to mindfully find the subtle flavors in each cup. But don’t let its subtlety fool you: White tea has powerful antioxidants. Like a fine and subtle wine, white teas are meant to be sipped, savored, and explored.