The tao of tea white tea silver needle, yinzhen, 100% organic, 2 ounce tin is an organic, famous white tea with rich tea history. Known as ‘Bai Cha’ in Chinese, white teas are made only from the newly sprouted ‘buds’ of the tea plant. These buds have silvery white hair ‘down’ that provide a honey texture to the brew. The buds are ‘heat braised’ in covered pans or dried in direct sun with minimal or no oxidization. Very low in caffeine content. Original White teas are native to areas of China’s Fujian province. Recently, more areas in China and in other tea countries have started to process white tea and each has its distinct flavor profile.