W H A T I S W H I T E TEA?
WHITE TEA IS THE LEAST PROCESSED AMONG ALL TRUE TEA TYPES.
One of the most studied plants by the scientific community is the tea plant or the Camellia sinensis, a perennial plant. The leaves are usually consumed as beverages through infusion in hot water although the leaves can also be infused in very cold water for a longer period of time. There are 6 types of teas that are defined by the process that makes them.
White Tea is the most natural among all true tea types because it is minimally processed. White tea does not go through heat, steam or oxidation so there is not much physical and chemical changes applied.
Tea is classified as WHITE TEA when the leaves go through the most delicate process.
White tea is the most natural among all true tea types. In creating white tea, tea compounds go through minimal process so that no major chemical changes happen on the leaves.
In Chinese scientific treatise written by Tian Yiheng, "Zhuquan Xiaopin", it was mentioned that green tea is only second to white tea since white tea has a natural taste, that is not influenced by smoke, water, or heat.