Organic tea production: white tea

The unopened buds of the tea plant are used in the production of organic white tea. They’re painstakingly picked by hand, before being gently withered and dried. The withering allows the leaves to ferment very slightly, while the drying brings this process to a halt at exactly the right moment.

Every step of white tea production requires meticulous attention to detail. Only then will the buds remain undamaged, and their flavour pure. What’s more, organic white tea production isn’t a job for the fainthearted. Around 30,000 handpicked buds are needed to produce just 1kg of white tea – making that refreshing cup of white tea all the more special.

If this has given you a thirst, take a look at our delicious range of organic white tea.