White Tea is a young tea, made from new growth buds and leaves, which have been steamed or fired to inactivate the oxidation process and is then dried. White tea is rich in catechins similar to green tea, however, the small buds that form on the plant are covered with silver hairs that give the young leaves a white appearance. The leaves come from a number of varieties of tea cultivars and buses. It is a specialty of the province Fujian and is almost entirely produced in China. White tea has very limited processing, which gives this tea its added benefits.