Of very limited production, white tea is the most natural; once picked, it is simply withered and dried. Its name probably comes from its downy white buds. The best white teas are grown in the Fujian province of China.
White tea is enjoyed calmly by taking the time to prepare it carefully. Depending on the type, the infusion lasts 5 to 15 minutes with fresh water at 70°C and produces a pale liquor. It is helpful to keep the teapot hot in a water bath.
Very refreshing, it reduces body heat and is often drunk in summer. Its subtle taste requires a trained palate and a prior curiosity for subtle tastes.