Growing White Tea Leaves
White tea requires great care and effort to produce. Special varieties of the tea bush are selected and tended for several years before yielding their first harvest.
Early spring provides the best white tea. When the time is right, the workers carefully hand-pick the silver buds and select leaves.
There is no picking on rainy days or when frost is on the ground. White tea can only be picked for a short time each year, making it rare and precious.
The buds and leaves are then steamed and slowly dried. Unlike black or green tea, white tea is not rolled, and only slightly oxidized, making it the least processed tea. This may account for its powerful health benefits.
Climate, altitude, and soil must be right. All this work, just so we can enjoy a cup of white tea!