White tea is known to be one of the most delicate tea varieties because it is so minimally processed. The tea undergoes the least amount of processing after picking. The best white teas are composed only of buds, picked over a short period in the springtime. The processing is very simple: the leaves are placed in the shade for a few days for the withering stage, then dried.
This tea is scarce because there's only a short interval for harvesting. It's a fine tea, sought after by connoisseurs. It is drunk black, made with water at low temperature (so as not to destroy its subtle flavor). Its leaves can be infused several times.
As White Teas are as close as possible to freshly picked leaves, they retain a vast quantity of nutriments, virtues, and therefore health benefits – such as high levels of antioxidants. White tea also contains the lowest amount of caffeine, and so can be enjoyed at any time of day.