White teas are produced with minimal processing. The leaves are often only allowed to wilt and be air dried before packaging. In some varieties the leaves are steamed, sealing in the numerous health benefiting elements. When brewed correctly, white teas release low amounts of caffeine compared to most other teas. This type of tea often only consists of unopened leaf buds and it is thought that it takes its name from the minute white down that covers the tender shoots. White teas yield a very special "nutty" flavor and smooth texture. The color of the liquor ranges between a very light yellow to a brownish amber. The aroma is also very light, reminiscent of an early Spring breeze. These rare and high quality teas are available in limited quantities.