White tea is the least processed of all the teas. Originally named after the tiny white hairs that cover up the bud at the tip of each shoot. Only new buds and baby leaves are gathered, then dried in the sun or in a warm drying room. When brewed they give a pale champagne colour, that has a light, soft, sweet, velvety flavour. Antioxidants in white teas are higher than in all other types of tea.