Despite what you may have heard, green tea isn’t the least processed of all teas, white tea is. White tea loses its freshness quickly, so it is largely consumed in the countries where it is produced – a crying shame because the benefits of drinking white tea, are endless. Here are two…..
1. It purifies your blood
White tea has a very high content of antioxidants. Antioxidants are chemical compounds hat flush out free radicals, which are responsible for accelerated aging and causing cell damage. Catechins are a special group of antioxidants, present in large quantities in white tea. These prevent the walls of your arteries from thickening. It also thins your blood.
This lowers blood pressure and stabilizes the body’s cholesterol level. Both result in a very healthy, very happy heart.
2. Shiny teeth, shiny skin and strong bones
By flushing out the free radicals that cause speedy damage to your cells, white tea makes your skin healthy and shiny. It also contains fluoride that keeps your teeth strong, preventing plaque, tooth decay, and bad breath.
Apart from this, studies have also proven that consuming white tea regularly can keep arthritis and osteoporosis at bay, prevent the onset of certain types of cancer. Now you know why I called this the best-kept secret of the tea industry.
White tea was originally produced in China. So the most authentic and expensive white tea comes from the Fuding, Jianyang and Zhenghe counties in China. Later on, India (Assam, Darjeeling, Nilgiri) and Sri Lanka started producing some excellent white teas, competing with China in terms of quality and flavour.