White Tea is tea in its simplest form. Young tea leaves are plucked, left in the sun for a short period to wither and almost immediately dried. This means that white teas have almost no oxidation. Because of this our white teas use only the most pristine tea leaves the tea farmers can find.
Most White teas come from China. Chinese white teas are grown mainly in the Fujian province, an area that is world renown for growing teas of the finest quality. Other areas in the world that grow white teas are Taiwan, Thailand and Nepal. But we believe that these countries produce an inferior White Tea compared to China.
White tea may be the healthiest tea in the world. Since white teas are essentially unprocessed they have the highest concentration of antioxidants of all the teas, even more than green tea. It is these antioxidants that help fight off cancer, boost your immune system and help to prevent heart disease.
White teas have a low amount of caffeine. The reason for this is you should only steep your white teas for a minute or two. This results in a tea that is low in caffeine compared to other teas. In fact, White Tea’s caffeine content can be as low as 10mg - about 1/6 the amount found in a cup of coffee.