White tea is a lightly oxidized tea grown and harvested primarily in the Fujian province of China. It is most precious and rarest variety, coming from the buds and youngest leaves of the plant. The name “white tea” derives from the fine silvery-white hairs on the unopened buds of the tea plant, which give them a whitish appearance. White tea became revered during China’s Song Dynasty (960-1279). It was the choice of the royal court and was given as tribute to the emperor.