white tea


Definition of white tea

: tea that is light in color and made from buds and immature leaves that are covered with fine white hairs and undergo little to no oxidation before drying

Examples of white tea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Black tea is the most processed and has the most caffeine; green tea is less processed and lighter in caffeine, and white tea the least processed. Casey Barber, CNN, 13 June 2022 Along with her friend Yasemin Yazıcı, the pair now harvest high-quality white tea leaves by hand and process it themselves as well as producing handmade green tea, black tea and even Japanese-style matcha. Peter Yeung, CNN, 23 Aug. 2022 In this piece, a happy-looking white whale swims beneath the azure waves while a white tea cup hovers surrealistically above the water’s edge. Kyle Roderick, Forbes, 1 July 2022 The subtle blend of white tea, sage, white iris and musk is softly inviting but not overpowering. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, 23 June 2022 Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Hydrating Cream Rockrose and white tea accompany parsley seed in this unique anti-aging cream by Aesop. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 June 2022 Active ingredients: Rice bran, salicylic acid, white tea, and licorice. Cristina Montemayor, Men's Health, 22 June 2022 The quick drying formulation has a wide range of natural ingredients, such as white tea extract, shea butter and aloe vera, which work to keep our skin well hydrated while preventing oil and sebum buildup. The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 May 2022 Papin, salicylic acid and enzymes clear clogged pores and remove oil; rice bran, white tea and liquorice target skin tone; while colloidal oatmeal and allanton offer soothing effects. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of white tea

1860, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

25 Sep 2022

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“White tea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20tea. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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