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 White Tea History

 

White tea is famous for the fine white “pekoe” hairs that cover its leaves, it's green-gray colored leaf buds and pale yellow-green colored tea with a subtle, sweet flavor. Considered the pinnacle of teas in China, it is mainly produced in the Fuding, Zhenghe, Songxi and Jianyang areas of Fujian province.

White tea is mainly produced in the Fuding, Zhenghe, Songxi and Jianyang areas of Fujian province.  Produced without any rolling or roasting, it is unique in its taste and appearance.

White tea is widely believed to be China's earliest form of tea, based on the fact that its processing consists basically of only drying the leaves, and so must have been the first methods that people used to allow the buds to be stored after they were picked.

The earliest written records talking about white tea are from Emperor Song Huizong during the Song Dynasty, dated around 1105 AD.

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