Good quality white teas should have delicate, mellow and refreshing taste that can be thoroughly enjoyed without any artefact. There are many factors that can affect a tea's quality: low quality tea plants, sub-optimal growing conditions, inadequate harvesting and processing, inadequate packaging and storage etc. The poor/low quality products are often blended with additional flavors such as lemon, spices, flower or fruit to cover the unpleasant taste.
By doing so:
- White teas' flavours are gentle, delicate and mellow. They are easily overwhelmed by the added ingredients if not completely lost.
- Most of the artefacts are way cheaper than the white teas. They are used by certain merchants to dilute the white tea value.