While white tea is from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis, as green, black and oolong tea's the way they are cultivated and processed makes all the difference in flavor. White tea is a mild mellow sweetness, for a light floral taste steep for about one minute and for a stronger honey sweetened taste steep longer. There are different variations of White Tea, read Teavana's description about one of them below.
Silver Needle White Tea, the rarest and most treasured form of white tea, is harvested in the early spring when the tea buds are covered with silvery threads. Silver Needle is an extremely light tea that is perfect for when you crave a simple, refreshing, and mildly sweet beverage. Enjoy it on its own or add honey to enhance the flavor.SRC: For more variations of White Tea visit: Teavana.