White Tea

Recently popular, white tea is produced when two leaves and a bud are picked just before sunrise to preserve the moisture in the leaf. This tea is characterized by a delicate flavor with very little color, however it is highly priced because a day’s picking produces only about 1 - 2 kgs. Although it is called white tea, the tea does have some light green color characteristic of the newest buds originating on the bush. The buds are steamed to destroy the enzymes that would otherwise destroy the tea and dried either in the dryer or in the sun.