For more than one thousand years, the pure, enchanting taste of white tea has remained greatly valued in the world of tea. Both highly prized and often expensive, white tea was historically available only to the very wealthy, but today, this delicious brew can be enjoyed by people around the world. Uniquely crafted and filled with nutrients and antioxidants, white tea is one delicious brew no tea collection should be without.
A Carefully Crafted Tea
White tea is harvested from the Camellia sinensis plant, but unlike its green and black tea cousins, white tea is taken from carefully chosen plants that have been matured for several years before their first harvest. The silver buds and young leaves are harvested in early spring, and are then slow-dried to prepare them. White tea leaves are the least processed of all teas; they are naturally dried, lightly rolled if at all, and are less oxidized than a black tea or oolong tea. The result of this careful selecting is an ivory-colored tea with a pleasing aroma and delicate, lightly sweet flavor that stimulates the senses.
Nourishing Qualities of White Tea
White tea is hardly limited to being simply a delicious tea. It also offers a variety of important nutrients, which are especially potent due to the tea’s light processing method. Just a few of the nutrients found in white tea include:
- Vitamin A,C,E & K
- A Variety of B Vitamins
- Potassium, Magnesium & Copper
- Dietary Fiber
- And more!