WHAT IS WHITE TEA? Chinese Emperor Huizong who belonged to the Song Dynasty is known to play a role in the introduction of white tea to the rest of the world. He would have the young tea buds plucked in spring time. These buds would be air-dried and ground into a beautiful white powder which was used to make tea for the emperor only. HEALTH BENEFITS OF WHITE TEA White tea goes through the least amount of processing when compared with other types of teas.