WHITE TEA is the least processed among all true tea types. It is basically just dehydrated buds and leaves using special methods. It is the closest we can get to the real tea plant. It is the least processed among all true tea types and therefore retains the highest amount of polyphenols.
There are 6 types of true teas ( true teas are leaves derived from Camellia sinensis, the tea plant) and they are classified according to the process that makes them.
The 6 types of teas are WHITE, GREEN, YELLOW, WHITE, OOLONG, BLACK, FERMENTED
White tea is not rare but can be difficult to obtain and store since it is more delicate than other tea types because of its delicate processing.
Although it was first crafted in Fujian Province, there is no such thing as "original white tea" . If the tea buds and leaves undergo withering and then drying, it will be classified as white tea! Afterall, teas are classified according to the process that makes them.