White tea is tea made from new growth buds and young leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis. The leaves are steamed or fried to inactivate oxidation, and then dried. White tea is paler in color and has less aroma than black and green tea. Its flavor is light and slightly sweet and very mild.
Due to minimal processing, white tea retains a high concentrations of catechins, a type of disease-fighting flavonoid and antioxidants. Studies show that this elegant tea is a powerful weapon to protect the body against certain diseases and reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disorders. It also provides natural antibacterial properties.