White Tea


White tea is one of Fujian Province’s unique treasure teas. It can be light and floral in the cup or it can be woods-y and slightly reminiscent of the taste of a very light black tea. Either way it is mild and delicious. White tea has been second only to green tea for capturing media attention these last few years for its easy drinking virtues.

Fujian white tea is plucked from five tea bush cultivars that grow in three restricted locations in northern Fujian Province:

  • Fuding county
  • Jian Yang county
  • Zhenghe county

Four main styles of white tea are made, and with the exception of Yin Zhen, each style is made in several grades:

  • Yin Zhen: the original white tea consisting only of plump, early spring pluck tea buds
  • Bai Mudan: modern-style white tea consisting of varying amounts of bud (from 10% to 50%) blended with whole leaf from the same tea bushes
  • Shou Mei: modern-style leaf only
  • Gong Mei: modern-style leaf only

White tea is allowed to wither naturally in the air outside or inside the tea factory, and then it is bake-dried (not pan or basket-fired) or air-dried to dry and stabilize the leaf. White tea is slightly oxidized (due to the natural withering phase) but it is not de-enzymed as green tea is. So in many ways white tea has more in common with black tea than it does with green tea.

While white tea is historically linked to Fujian Province, very good white teas are being made in Yunnan Province, too, from local tea bush cultivars. These white teas are less expensive than their Fujian cousins and offer other choices in the white tea style.

Tea Trekker is proud to offer authentic white tea to you traditional- style and modern-style white tea from both Fujian and Yunnan.

View our Selection of White Tea:

China Fujian White Tea

China Yunnan White Tea

New Tea, Rested Tea, and Aged Tea

Bai Mudan Floral white tea Bai Mudan Floral Style
White Tea
White Peony from Big Sprout Bushes
Fuding County, Fujian Province, China
2015 Yu Qian
Before the Rains Harvesting Season
(April 5th - April 10th)

Fuding Wild Curly Leaf white tea Fuding Wild Curly Leaf
White tea
Fujian Province, China
from wild tea bushes
Organic, EU-Compliant
2015 Pre-Qing Ming
Jasmine Silver Needles scented white tea Jasmine Silver Needles
Scented White Tea
Fujian Province, China
White tea buds scented with Jasmine
2014 March/Sept Manufacture
Jasmine Snow White Curls scented tea Jasmine White Snow Curls
Scented Tea
Tang Ta Village, Jinggu County
Pu-erh (Simao) Prefecture,
Yunnan Province, China
Bai Xue Gong Zhu
White tea scented with fresh flower blossoms
2014 May / August Manufacture

Special Purchase - Limited Quantity
Sun-Dried Tea Tree Buds white tea Sun-Dried Tea Tree Buds
White Tea
Yunnan Province, China
Yabao
2015 Late Winter to Early Spring
Yin Zhen white tea Yin Zhen
White Tea
Fuding County, Fujian Province, China
Bai Hao Silver Needles
Organic
2015 Pre-Qing Ming
1st Harvesting Season
(end of March - April 5th)
Yin Zhen white tea Yin Zhen
White Tea
Fuding County, Fujian Province, China
Bai Hao Silver Needles
Organic

Special Purchase & Price
was $40 for 4oz

2014 Pre-Qing Ming
Yunnan Da Bai Silver Needles white tea Yunnan Da Bai Silver Needles
White Tea
Tang Ta Village, Jinggu County,
Pu-erh (Simao) Prefecture,
Yunnan Province, China
2015 Early Spring Pluck
Yunnan Sweet White Threads white tea Yunnan Sweet White Threads
White Tea
Yunnan Province, China
2015 Pre-Qing Ming
1st Harvesting Season
(end of March - April 5th)
Yunnan Yue Guang Bai white tea Yunnan Yue Guang Bai
White Tea
Tang Ta Village, Jinggu County
Puerh ( Simao) Prefecture,
Yunnan Province, China
2015 Early Spring Pluck