white tea

Camellia sinensis: White Tea

White tea is the least processed of all tea types. Allowed to dry with minimal human intervention from the time it is plucked, the leaves oxidize and twist as if they had fallen from the tree. White tea is also commonly avaliable as bud-only with the silvery white down covering still visible and adds to the flavor. 

Two Styles of White Tea

Two Styles of White Tea

I hated my first white tea experience. It was a Lipton white tea blend in a tea bag and it put me off of white tea for years. Then I had real white tea: Silver Needle. Made with tea buds, Sliver Needle tea brews a rich delicate liquid…