The most “rare and fine” tea is white tea because it is formed from the youngest and most delicate tea plant buds. Once reserved only for royalty, this delicate tea is known for its subtle flavour and delicate fragrance. White tea is the most minimally processed of the true teas with no oxidization. The amount of antioxidants in white tea is three times higher than other teas, and it generally has less caffeine. White tea plants are rare, and processing painstakingly done by hand, and are therefore white tea is more expensive than other teas.