White Tea Is Much More Mildly Processed
If you want the health benefits of tea but don’t like the bitterness of black or oolong, or maybe you want something that you don’t need to drown in cream and sugar, then white tea may be for you. White tea is made from leaves of the camellia sinensis plant, but they are picked at a much younger age than black or oolong tea.
White tea is also not dried out and oxidized. It is minimally processed, which keeps the health-boosting properties much more intact than its darker cousins. It also has half the caffeine of black tea, so it may be ideal for people with caffeine sensitivity or for drinking later on in the day.