Thursday, August 07, 2008

Tea Tips with Dr. Tea - White Tea

Once reserved for the emperors of China, White Tea is the least processed tea of all the teas. Just like all true teas, White Tea is harvested from the Camellia Sinensis plant. The leaves are picked before they are fully open, when the buds are still covered by fine white hair. White Tea has a smoother and much lighter taste than the other teas and definitely not the "grassy" flavor of most green teas.

If you drink tea for its health benefits then you might want to consider drinking more white tea. There is much less caffeine in white tea than any other variety (15mg per serving, compared to 40mg for black tea, and 20mg for green) and a study at Pace University showed white tea had more anti-viral and anti-bacterial qualities than green tea. White Tea also contains more polyphenols, the powerful anti-oxidant that fights and kills cancer-causing cells.

Why not grow your own tea?

[Previous Bonez Dr. Tea Tea Tips Posts]
Tea 101
What is Tisane?
Health, Beauty, Weight Loss
Tea Misnomers
Matcha FrosTEA
Coffee VS Tea
Green Tea
Cooking with Tea

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