We've explored the benefits of both Black Tea and Green Tea, so now it's time to look at the elusive White Tea. Like the Black and Green teas before it, White Tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant. White Tea is thought to be the earliest form of tea because written accounts of White Tea date all the way back to Emperor Song Huizong of the Song Dynasty, which was around 1105 AD. White Tea was first produced in the Fujian province before spreading to the nearby Shuiji and Zhenghe areas. Instead of oxidizing the tea, cultivators chose to simply dry the young leaves; a process that let White Tea keep more of its antioxidants and nutrients. Those antioxidants make White Tea the perfect solution for things like: White Tea can also be used in other ways as well. You can also: White Tea is much like Green Tea in terms of flavor, but it's a bit lighter and sweeter. However, it can be combined with other herbs to create delicious new flavors. I won't list them out for you here (two bullet lists is quite enough for one article), but you can find some suggestions on both the Black Tea and Green Tea pages. To sum it up, White Tea is the greatest of the three. Black and Green Tea have their benefits, but the oxidation process makes them lose some of their potency. White Tea, however, has no such restrictions. It's jam-packed with every antioxidant you could possibly want, as well as some key nutrients to keep your body happy and healthy. To learn more, visit Teavivre, Organic Facts, Dr. Axe, The Tea Talk, Natural Remedy Ideas, White Tea Guide, and Teatulia. Sadly, I didn't have any White Tea on hand to photograph, so these photos from The Tea Talk will have to do until I can take some of my own.