This rare tea consists of only singular tender buds picked in Spring before they open. And laid out on mats and air dried. Tea brewed from these buds have a pale yellow hue with a light honey-sweet scent. Its taste is delicate with a clean mellow sweetness. The aftertaste is fresh, light and sweet.
This special tea is high in antioxidants and consists totally of young buds that are covered with white down. Reputed to offer the most health benefits. It's not everyone's cup of tea -- at least not yet --but white tea appears to have more potent anticancer qualities than green tea, according to studies performed at the Linus Pauling Institute of Oregon State University in Corvallis.
White tea, considered the creme de la creme in teas.