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White tea is made from the youngest tea leaves, which leads to its mild flavor and appealingly fresh aroma. It is made predominantly of fresh young buds that have yet to grow into mature leaves. They are picked very early, before they develop much chlorophyll. These “baby leaves” are quickly steamed to prevent any oxidation, then air dried to keep the appearance and flavor of the leaves intact. The finished tea often consists of leaves that are covered with a silvery-white down. Because of their young picking, as well as their small amount of oxidation and processing, white tea has been shown to be very high in all the enzymes and vitamins that make tea so healthful.