Although White luxury loose leaf tea is from the same plant as Black and Green tea (Camelia Sinensis), it's in a whole different ball park. Firstly, only the best tea plant is used, and the top "two leaves and a bud" plucked while young. The leaves are naturally dried and withered in the sun. If any mechanical drying is required, it is below 40 deg to ensure the delicate balance is not destroyed. A good White Tea will be almost "furry" in appearance. The taste and colour is delicate. However, it packs a health and beauty benefits punch way bigger than its Black and Green siblings.