White tea is the least processed of all tea types. It uses only the most select tippy bud sets on the tea plant. (Look closely and the fine silver fuzz on the fragile buds are visible!) Known world wide for its cleansing, anti-aging properties, white tea is rich in antioxidants as well as the amino acid, theanine. BE sure to let the kettle sit for 2-3 minutes after boiling before brewing white teas, as the delicate leaves will sear under the head of boiling water and become bitter.