White tea is tea made from new growth bud's and young leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis (Tea Plant). As soon as the leaves are picked, they are dried to stop oxidation. White tea therefore retains the high concentrations of catechins which are present in fresh tea leaves. White teas also tend to contain higher ratios of buds to leaves then other types of tea, which makes a smoother less caffeinated drink. The dried tea doesn't look green and has a pale appearance. White tea is a specialty of the Fujian province.