White tea is produced from young leaves and buds of the Camellia sinensis shrub that have not been oxidized. The leaves and buds are sun-dried and allowed to wither naturally. White tea originated in China and became popular in Europe from the mid-1800s. The beverage made from White tea is pale yellow, the name White tea comes from the white hairs on the unopened buds used in the manufacture of some blends. Their appearance is a unique characteristic of Bai Hao Yinzhen tea.