white tea

noun

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 Töst was created as a champagne alternative that feels just as special — a lightly sweet quaff rounded out with ginger and white tea. Hannah Walhout, Travel + Leisure, 24 July 2021 Black tea production differs from green and white tea in that the black tea leaves oxidize for a longer period of time; oxidizing means that the tea leaves are exposed to air, allowing the leaves to darken and develop rich flavor. Ola Faleti, chicagotribune.com, 18 Apr. 2021 There are four different types of true tea: green tea, black tea, white tea and oolong tea. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 19 June 2021 Aged in ex-sherry, red wine, and oak casks, and made using a combination of malted and unmalted rice, the Fukano 2020 Edition has an aroma of apple and rose, with notes of white tea and honey and a finish of coconut and banana. Regan Stephens, Fortune, 19 June 2021 It is formulated with Aloe Vera and white tea extract to keep your face smooth. Tim Kohut, BGR, 17 May 2021 Next comes a facial massage and a white tea facial mask to hydrate and firm skin. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Apr. 2021 Consider the lukewarm reception to April Rain, a beer made with the Japanese citrus fruit Sudachi and white tea. Josh Noel, chicagotribune.com, 10 Apr. 2021 Black tea comes from the camellia sinensis plant, which also produces green tea and white tea. Ola Faleti, chicagotribune.com, 18 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of white tea

1860, in the meaning defined above

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27 Jul 2021

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“White tea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20tea. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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