White Tea

Compared to other types of tea, white tea as it is known today is an extremely modern invention. Developed in the Fuding prefecture of the Funian Province in southeast China, it is believed that white teas have been processed for only the past two hundred years. White tea gets its name not from the light liquor that it creates, but from the silvery pekoe (hairs or dust) that grow on the unopened buds of the tea leaf. Because today's white tea is so young, there are not nearly as many varieties on the market as green or oolong tea, making it one of the more approachable and easy to understand types of tea.