What are the benefits of white tea?

Among the recommended recipes to feel better, we find the White Tea. This kind is a tea slightly rusted, cultivated and harvested exclusively in China.

White Tea, practically unknown until now, is the latest discovery – and most original one – in the world of the tea. It’s produced mainly in China, in the high mountains of the Fujian province, taking care of even the smallest detail, and it’s characterized for being soft, aromatic and evocative.

In most of the regions where tea is cultivated, it’s harvested during the entire year because of its warm weather. Although, according to global experts on tea, in Fujian tea doesn’t grow during winter and it’s on spring when you can see the first sprout.

During a couple of days, when the leaves of the tea are appearing, after winter, only the younger sprouts are harvested, still covered in a short white bloom. At that moment the sprouts are full of energy and nutrients. Because of all that the white tea, also known as Yinzhen (silver needles), is an expensive product, delightful and healthy. Once harvested, white tea is barely manipulated: the leaves are left so the water evaporates and are taken to the get some air and sun, maintaining each property intact. Here are some of its benefits:

Great antioxidant power

White tea has been recently discovered as nature’s most powerful antioxidant.

It’s 100% more efficient than the green tea because it contains three times more antioxidant polyphenols; a powerful antioxidant present in each type of tea and highly known for rising the organism’s defense.

This property is due to the white tea comes from Camellia Sinesis plant, that contains natural polyphenols, a phytonutrient that is thought to be responsible of the health benefits that this tea produces.

Improves cardiovascular functions

The catechins, a group of antioxidant polyphenols found in white tea, is proven to lower cholesterol, lowers the blood pressure, and improve the arteries and veins functions, lowering the risk of having cardiovascular diseases.

Antibacterial and antiviral

White tea provides protection to animals against certain bacteria, like Salmonella Tryphimurium. The antioxidants present in this tea can help strengthen the immune system, particularly on immune compromised humans and animals.