White teas are lightly oxidized teas. White teas are usually made by the tea leaves and buds of early spring plucks. The tea goes through little processing from the fresh leaf to the finished product. The leaves are first wilted which promotes light oxidation, the oxidation is usually stopped by a drying process. Some white teas are baked after wilting to stop the oxidation, then rolled and dried. Each processing method of white teas, and each type of white tea will produce unique flavors, but white teas in general should be clean tasting and smooth.