White tea is a lightly oxidized tea grown and harvested primarily in China, mostly in the Fujian province but is emerging now also in other provinces in China and India. White tea comes from the buds and first leaf of the Chinese Camellia sinensis plant. The leaves and buds are allowed to wither in natural sunlight before they are lightly processed to prevent oxidation, thus preserving the characteristic flavor of white tea. The name "white tea" is derived from the fine silvery-white hairs on the unopened buds of the tea plant, which gives the plant a whitish appearance. The beverage itself is not white but a very pale yellow.