White tea is a lightly oxidized tea which has been primarily grown and harvested in the Fujian province of China. Although, recently, white tea is also being grown in Eastern Nepal, Taiwan, Northern Thailand, Galle (Southern Sri Lanka) and India.
White tea comes from the buds and leaves of Chinese Camellia sinensis plant. The plants leaves and buds are allowed to wither in the natural sunlight before they are lightly processed to prevent extensive oxidation.
White tea receives its name from the fine silvery-white hairs that form the unopened buds of the tea plant, giving it a white appearance.
White tea is derived from Camellia sinensis, the same as black and green tea and shares many of the same health benefits. However, white tea contains the most antioxidants, compared to black and green teas.
At ESP Tea Emporium, we select only premium white loose teas for their freshness and rich flavor characteristics. Our selection of premium white tea blends come from only the best tea growing regions to offer you a variety of white tea which will never let you down