White tea is often confused with green tea. However, the two varieties have quite a difference. They are both made from the same plant, the Camellia Sinensis, but where the green variety has been processed, the white variety remains unprocessed. If you want the healthiest tea, then white tea is definitely the way to go.
White tea can refer to any number of styles of green tea made using the same Camellia sinensis plants. It can be short stemmed, full-bodied tea, or it can be aged in Chinese porcelain. Whatever style is used, it is typically made using only the very best buds, only the most fragrant leaves, and no extra additives. In fact, the main ingredient used to create white tea is also the most delicate. That delicate is the Camellia Sinensis.
To create a high quality white tea, the buds are picked fresh. No pesticides or chemicals are used when picking the plants. Instead, high quality seedling are chosen to achieve the desired flavor profile. The leaves are carefully selected as well to not only have a high quality color and flavor, but also to have a high concentration of polyphenols. Polyphenols are known for their antioxidant properties and help to prevent cancer as well.
As with green teas, white teas are judged on their taste buds. Each variety has its own unique “taste”. Depending on the variety and the region where it was grown, the flavor of white teas will range from light to dark. Some varieties such as Longjing tea or Yang Gui are so bitter they are considered an acid tea and lack the complexity of their flavors that result from high quality white teas.
While there is a delicate flavor, which is generally described as a clean, clear and subtle taste, these teas have no discernable aftertaste. Instead, they leave your mouth feeling clean and refreshed. White tea leaves tend to be very delicate and fragrant. This tea can be a good choice for those who do not like strong flavors or those who have stomach issues. Because it is made up of very small buds, they will keep their delicate flavor for a longer period of time. If you enjoy a delicate flavor, this tea may not be the best choice.
A very delicate yet beautiful tea, White Peony has a long life. China makes these leaves into pillows and boxes and stores them in gold or silver. China is very concerned about preserving its natural resources and it does its best to preserve its White Peony. The leaves are made using a special process that ensures a long life for the Peony. They are then shipped to other parts of Asia and other places where they grow.
Many years ago, the White Peony was almost entirely consumed as a tea. It was actually so popular that the government and various industries ordered large quantities of White Peony loose leaf to be imported to U.S. Since the tea’s flavor profile was quite unique, no other teas were made from the same leaves. When Chinese people drink White Peony tea, they are able to appreciate its unique flavor profile and the way it refreshes their body. Many health experts recommend this tea because of its many benefits to health.
The White Peony originally came from Fujian province in China, but is now grown in Fujian and Yunnan. The teas from Fujian are of a much higher quality than those from other places. The leaves from this area have a longer growing period than most other teas and are harvested later in the year. The quality of White Peony tea leaves from Fujian is extremely high, so these teas are quite expensive. Although they are hard to find in stores, you can find some online merchants who sell White Teas at discount prices.