It is processed through traditional scientific techniques by adopting Fuding big white tea and big pekoe tea as its raw material. It is picked in early spring for a few days out of the whole year and only the buds are plucked. The flavor is strong and durable and its taste is fresh and delicious with buttery, nutty flavor. Said to have a more pronounced flavor, though also delicate like other white teas, Yin Zhen is arguably the finest of white teas.
It is a white tea and speculation is that white tea could be the healthiest of all the teas available, because of the rich antioxidants and other minerals that brings an abundance of health benefits. It could cure urticaria effectively and also has an effect on reducing fever, removing internal heat, adjusting blood pressure, detoxifying and resisting radiation.
******White tea has the most subtle flavor of all the teas, it is milder, contains less caffeine and thought to have the most antioxidant out of all the teas. Its refreshing and does not have an overwhelming tastes or scent compared to other teas. Only the youngest buds are selected for production of white tea, giving the tea the white-silvery hair on its buds. The difference between green and white tea is the production process where white tea does not go thru pan-frying, but instead allowed to wither.
This tea is best prepared with below boiling water (at about 75 degrees Celsius) and produces a slightly viscous glittering pale yellow color with evidence of floating white hairs that reflect light. The flavor and fragrance is be delicate, light, fresh, and slightly sweet. Steeping is for slightly longer than other white teas, up to 5 minutes. The taste of King grade is very mild.