White tea is an extremely delicate tea composed of fresh, young tea leaves and buds from the camellia sinensis plant. This tea requires special harvesting within the early spring months, when the weather is most favorable. White tea is considered the “champagne of teas” for a few reasons. The liquor brews a light, golden tone and, similar to champagne grapes, can only be classified as white tea if it is sourced from China’s Fujian province. These teas have lower caffeine levels and have a sweet, mild flavor.