Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The health benefits of White tea.

There are just so many teas right now in the market. And i know that all of them has its own health benefits. Among all of this teas, my daughter fell in love with the green tea, I really do enjoy the original tea but she just love green tea. But she always ask me the difference of the green tea and the white tea. She tried the white tea and she said that she thinks that white tea is now her favorite, so, what exactly is white tea and its health benefits?

White tea gets its designation from the fine, silvery white hairs found in the unopened buds of the camellia sinensis plant. White tea leaves have a striking appearance.

Largely produced in China and deeply revered during the Song Dynasty that flourished from the 900s to the 1200s, white tea possesses a light, delicate, slightly sweet flavor that sharpens the senses without overwhelming the tongue. White tea may have lower levels of caffeine than green tea.

Some of white tea health benefits are as follows:

  • White Tea may help prevent heart ailments.
  • White Tea can fight stroke by reducing the accumulation of cholesterol in the bloodstream.
  • White Tea can lower blood pressure and improve the function of the arteries.
  • White Tea may help fight cancer by attacking the free radicals that inflict damage in the cellular level.
  • White Tea promotes strong bones.
  • White Tea contains high amounts of anti-bacterial and anti-viral agents thereby promoting general well-being.
  • White Tea promotes healthy teeth and gums.
  • White Tea helps in protecting the skin from damage and may even reverse some of the damage wrought by free radicals.
  • White Tea may reduce blood sugar and help alleviate the symptoms of diabetes.

We may all have different tastes when it comes to tea, but you could always try new ones and you might find it very beneficial to you.


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