The manufacturing of white tea is relatively simple compared to the manufacturing of other teas.
The base process for manufacturing white tea is as follows:
Picking fresh tea buds and leaves → Withering(Indoor, Outdoor) → Drying (air drying, solar drying or mechanical drying) → Packing
White tea belongs to the group of tea that does not require panning, rolling or shaking. Therefore, its manufacture saves time and labour. However, the selection of raw material in white tea manufacture is extremely stringent; only the plucking of buds and young tea leaves with much fine hair can produce good-quality white tea with lots of pekoe.
Meanwhile, white tea can only be picked for a short time each year, which making it rare and precious.
During early spring days without rain and frost, the workers carefully hand-pick the silver buds and select leaves.