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White Tea good health benefits.
Oh, Hello there, reader. I have a brand new post for you.
And this one is all about white Tea! have you heard of white Tea? I just found out about it when I started on this site. So here are the nine health benefits to make you fall in love with white Tea.
Most people are familiar with the true classic teas such as green, black, and oolong.
White Tea is a true tea, and the least processed, making it a delicate tea that packs a punch for health benefits. White tea benefits include preventing tooth decay, promoting healthy skin and hair, and increasing energy and alertness. Drinking a cup a day can help prevent the common cold and eliminate free radicals that can cause many ailments, from acne to cancer.
So what is so great about White Tea? Check the health benefits out for more. But first, let’s look at what is white Tea exactly.
True teas all come from the leaves of the same plant called Camellia Sinensis.
One of the differences in the production process of each true Tea is the amount of time the leaves are allowed to oxidize. Tea masters can roll, crush, roast, fire, and steam leaves to aid in oxidation.
As mentioned, white Tea is the most minimally processed of the true teas and thus doesn’t undergo a long oxidation process. In contrast to the long oxidation process of black tea, which results in a dark, rich color, white teas wither and dry in the sun or in a controlled environment to preserve the garden-fresh nature of the herb.
Since white tea is minimally processed, it features a delicate flavor profile with a soft finish and a pale yellow color. It has a slightly sweet flavor. When brewed correctly, it doesn’t have any bold or bitter taste. There are several different varietals, which have fruity, vegetal, spicy, and floral hints.
So, now that you know what white Tea is, Let me tell you about the kind of white teas that I love.
Types of White Tea
There are two main types of white Tea: Silver needles and White Peony. However, there are several other white teas, including Long Life Eyebrow and Tribute Eyebrow, along with artisanal white teas such as Ceylon White, African White, and Darjeeling White. Silver Needle and White Peony are considered the most superior when it comes to quality.
Silver Needle (Bai Hao Yinzhen)
The Silver Needle variety is the most delicate and refined white Tea. It consists of only silver-colored buds about 30 mm long and offers a light, sweet flavor.
The Tea is made using only young leaves from the tea plant. Silver Needle white tea has a golden flush, floral aroma, and a woodsy body.
White Peony (Bai Mu Dan)
White Peony is the second highest quality white tea and has a mixture of buds and leaves. In general, White Peony is made using the top two leaves.
White Peony teas have a more robust taste profile than the Silver Needle. Complex flavors blend flowery notes with a full-bodied feel and a slightly nutty finish. This white tea is also considered a reasonable budget buy compared to Silver Needle as it is cheaper and still offers a fresh, robust flavor. White Peony tea is paler green and gold than its pricier alternative.
Bonus tea! I have found another white tea that you might want to try out very soon. White Symphony Tea is a tea that has a Floral, and sugary flavor kind of like honeydew and it has a hint of freshness as you enjoy it.
Health Benefits of White Tea
After reading about what kind of white teas you could try and what white Tea is, do you want to know how they are suitable for you? I thought so; keep reading to find out 9 of the health benefits of White Tea.
1: White Tea and Skin Health.
Do you remember my post from yesterday? You can find the post about Best herbal teas for your skin. (click the colored words to go right to the post.)
Many people struggle with skin irregularities such as acne, blemishes, and discoloration. While most of these skin conditions are not dangerous or life-threatening, they’re still annoying and can lower confidence.
Thanks to its antiseptic and antioxidant properties, white tea can help you achieve an even complexion.
Since acne is often caused by pollution and free radical buildup, drinking white Tea once or twice daily can clear up the skin. Alternatively, white Tea can be used to wash directly on the skin. You can also place a white tea bag on any trouble spots to speed up healing.
White Tea contains:
- High amounts of phenols.
- Strengthening collagen and elastin.
- Lending a smoother, more youthful appearance to the skin.
These two proteins are vital in creating firm skin and preventing wrinkles and can be found in various skin care products.
2: White Tea and Cancer Prevention.
Studies have shown the strong connection between true teas and the potential for preventing or treating cancer. While studies are not conclusive, the health benefits of drinking white Tea are primarily attributed to the antioxidants and polyphenols in tea. Antioxidants in white tea can help build RNA and prevent the mutation of genetic cells that leads to cancer.
The antioxidants in white Tea were more effective in preventing cancer than in green tea.
But, something to think about before you give up green tea. If you want to learn why green tea is still a wonderful tea to keep drinking, go to the “More From Tea Jubilee.” and click the green tea links.
Researchers used white tea extract to target lung cancer cells in the lab, demonstrating dose-dependent cell death. While studies are ongoing, these results show that white tea may help stop the proliferation of cancer cells and even contribute to the end of mutated cells.
3: White Tea and Weight Loss
For many people, losing weight goes beyond just making a New Year’s resolution; it’s a real struggle to shed pounds and live longer and healthier. Obesity is one of the leading contributors to a shorter life span, and losing weight is increasingly at the top of people’s priorities.
Drinking white Tea can help you achieve your weight loss goals by helping your body absorb nutrients more efficiently and shed pounds more easily by speeding up your metabolism. A 2009 German study found that white tea can help burn stored body fat while also preventing the formation of new fat cells.
4: White Tea and Hair Health
Not only is white Tea good for the skin, but it can also help establish healthy hair. The antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallate has been shown to enhance hair growth and prevent premature hair loss. EGCG has also shown promise when treating scalp skin diseases caused by resistant bacteria to standard treatments.
White Tea also naturally protects against sun damage, which can help keep hair from drying out in the summer months. White Tea can restore hair’s natural shine and is best be used topically as a shampoo if you’re looking to capitalize on brightness.
5: White Tea helps Improve our Alertness
White Tea has the highest concentration of L-theanine among the true teas. L-theanine improves alertness and focuses in the brain by inhibiting exciting stimuli that lead to overactivity. By calming the stimulants in the brain, white Tea can help you relax while also increasing focus.
This chemical compound has also shown positive health benefits for anxiety. L-theanine encourages the production of the neurotransmitter GABA, which has natural calming effects.
The best part about drinking white Tea is that you can reap the benefits of increased alertness without the side effects of drowsiness or impairment with prescription anxiety drugs.
White Tea also contains a small amount of caffeine that can help jumpstart your day or offer a pick-me-up in the afternoon. On average, white Tea contains about 28 mg of caffeine in every 8-ounce cup.
That’s far less than the average 98 mg in a cup of coffee and slightly less than the 35 mg in green tea. With lower caffeine content, you can drink several cups of white tea per day without the adverse effects that solid cups of coffee can have. You can have three or four cups a day and not worry about feeling jittery or having insomnia.
6: White Tea and Oral Health.
White Tea has high levels of flavonoids, tannins, and fluorides that help teeth stay healthy and strong. Fluoride is popularly known as a tool for preventing tooth decay and is often found in kinds of toothpaste. Both tannins and flavonoids help prevent the buildup of plaque that can cause tooth decay and cavities.
So the next time you want coffee, but you know that it can stain your teeth, try a few cups of white tea instead.
White Tea also boasts antiviral and antibacterial properties that help keep teeth and gums healthy. To get the tooth health benefits of white Tea, aim to drink two to four cups per day and re-steep tea bags to extract all nutrients and antioxidants.
7: White Tea Helps Treat Diabetes.
Diabetes is caused by genetic and lifestyle factors and is an increasing problem in the modern world. Fortunately, there are many ways to regulate and control diabetes, and White Tea is one.
Catechins in white tea and other antioxidants have been shown to help prevent or regulate Type 2 diabetes. White Tea effectively inhibits the activity of the enzyme amylase that signals glucose absorption in the small intestine.
In people with Type 2 diabetes, this enzyme breaks down starches into sugars and can lead to blood sugar spikes. Drinking white tea can help regulate those spikes by blocking amylase production.
Regular consumption of white tea lowered blood glucose levels by 48 percent and increased insulin secretion. The study also showed that drinking white Tea helped to alleviate polydipsia, which is a severe thirst caused by diseases such as diabetes
8: White Tea helps Reduce Inflammation.
The catechins and polyphenols in white Tea boast anti-inflammatory properties that can help relieve minor aches and pains. A Japanese animal study published in the MSSE Journal showed that catechins found in white tea aided in quicker muscle recovery and minor muscle damage.
White Tea also improves circulation and delivers oxygen to the brain and organs. Because of this, white tea is effective in treating minor headaches and aches and pains from working out.
9: White Tea Helps Our Heart Health!
Having a healthy heart means living a longer and fuller life. With everything from diet and smoking to environmental factors contributing to heart health, it’s essential to take steps to prevent chronic diseases. White Tea helps protect healthy heart function and prevent illnesses, including blood clots, stroke, and heart attacks.
Since white tea is the least processed of true teas, it also contains the most antioxidants. Catechins in white tea may help lower blood pressure, improve circulation and lower the risk of heart disease. Antioxidants in white Tea also have lower cholesterol levels terrible LDL cholesterol.
How To Brew White Tea
Step 1: Prepare the Leaves
- For a tea made from buds: Use 2 teaspoons of tea for every 6 ounces of water
- For a tea made from leaves: Use 2 tablespoons of Tea for every 6 ounces of water
- For a tea made from both buds and leaves (like White Peony): Use about one tablespoon of Tea for every 6 ounces of water
Step 2: Boil the Water
For white tea, boil water to 170 F.
As with most teas, using pure, filtered water will result in better-tasting and more flavorful teas. You can use any water from the tap, bottled or filtered, but avoid distilled water since it tastes flat.
Step 3: Steep
Infuse the bag (or the loose Tea) for 30 seconds to 5 minutes in your cup of hot water; side note: Depending on the type of Tea and your taste preferences.
Buds take longer to steep than large leaves, and small leaves soak the fastest. Taste the Tea every 30 seconds to ensure good flavor, as over-steeping can lead to bitter flavors.
Drink White Tea for Health
White Tea undergoes minimal processing methods to produce a delicate flavor. It is one of the five types of Tea known as true teas. Green Tea is mainly from young leaves and unopened buds of the tea bush. Its use dates back to the Song Dynasty, and Chinese white teas are still considered the gold standard today. The most popular varieties are Da Bai (big leaf), Silver Needle, and White Peony.
Drinking a few cups of white tea every day can positively affect your overall health. Along with the traditional health benefits of Tea on your immune system, white Tea can help prevent serious diseases such as cancer and heart attacks while keeping hair, skin, and teeth healthy.
The best part about White Tea is that many varieties are easy to find. You can buy white Tea at your local grocery store or purchase it through an online tea shop (Click the banner for Adagio teas on the home page). Some varieties are widely available as loose-leaf Tea or in tea bags, while pure types such as Silver Needle require a little more effort to acquire in the U.S.
Drink to your health and sip a soothing, golden cup of white Tea while basking in the health benefits.
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