During the Song Dynasty in China an Emperor named Hui Zhong said that white tea was the coming together of all that is elegant.
White teas are the first flush pick of the spring. Their liquor is fresh, slightly sweet and very subtle.
White teas were once reserved for the privileged elite and they are recognisable by their luminous straw-coloured liquor.
Traditionally they come from the Fujian Province. It was here that the style of tea has developed into what it is today.
There is a growing movement of tea drinkers who favour the subtle and delicate brew of white tea.
It is now produced in other areas of China and elsewhere, including in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka as well as other nations.
You may wonder why white tea is considered so special. It is because its harvest season is so short – just a few days.
The leaves are handpicked from special areas and plants and then closely processed with extra time and care. For this reason, there is only a tiny amount of white tea produced in the world, so enjoy every sip.