What is White tea?

Like green and black, white tea comes from the tea plant, Camellia Sinensis. White tea leaves (the very top bud) are harvested at a younger age than green tea leaves and are considered rare due to being hand-picked and their fragility. Due to the white tea leaves’ delicacy the buds need to be handled with great care to reduce any damage and they only require minimal processing compared to other teas. White tea contains the same types of antioxidants as green tea, however in greater quantity and it has a smoother, gentler, almost sweeter taste in contrast to green.
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