Process – White teas are the least processed of all the teas. The process begins with plucking. Traditionally the leaves are laid out in a covered area and left to dry down to the desired moisture content. A slight natural oxidization generally occurs during this process. In the case of larger modern producers, they have also adopted machine drying to accelerate the drying stage and maximize the existing production space.
Flavor Profile – These teas are light in color and flavor, often showing subtle sweetness, balanced by slight vegetal and floral notes.
Regions –Traditionally from China, White Tea is also now created in other countries due to the ease of production.
- White Teas to look for:
- Silver Needles, Yinzhen (China)
- White Peony, Bai Mu Dan (China)
- Darjeeling White(India)
- Ceylon White (Sri Lanka)