White tea is the unfermented, uncured tea leaf. As with green tea, which is heat cured, white tea comes from the plant Camellia Sinensis plant, which grows in many Asian countries. Other Chinese teas made from Camellia Sinensis include oolong tea and black tea, as well as jasmine tea (which is jasmine-infused tea leaves). A note about tea terms: most tea terminology originates in China, so there are many spellings, particularly when it comes to specific kinds of tea. You will see spelling variations because these terms are translated from Chinese characters and sounds. Additionally, different regions of China use different spelling conventions.