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White tea and its benefits

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White tea and its benefits

White tea is obtained from the tenderest buds of the Camellia Sinensis plant which exhibit villi of a colour between silver and white. Among the teas, it is the one that takes less time to process, since it is only left to dry in the sun and air, and its leaves are not rolled. So, it preserves all the nutrients from the plant.

Currently this tea is grown and harvested only in China, mainly from the Fujian mountains and has been regarded as one of the most effective antioxidants. It has a distinguished and pleasant mild flavor, and its color is very pale.

There are many varieties of white tea, and each of them has its own merits, however, in general this tea is of a very high quality.

Antioxidant Power

Like most teas, white tea is rich in health-giving properties, however, its uniqueness goes beyond its subtle and delicate flavor. Compared to other teas, it contains higher amounts of polyphenols and antioxidants. Interestingly, it turns out that this tea contains less protein, even less than green tea.

Polyphenols are an antioxidant compound which protect the body against the effects of free radicals: In addition, these compounds stimulate the immune system and because white tea is rich in antioxidants, people say it can combat ageing too.

White tea: Anti-cancer tea

Among polyphenols, catechins are also found in white tea, which in turn are flavonoids and according to some research, contain anticancer properties. Due to the fact that they fight free radicals, they are thought to lower the risk of cancer.

Health Benefits

The emperors of ancient China called white tea "the elixir of immortality" because of its many benefits. Some of them are as follows:

  • A mild diuretic effect that helps remove fats and liquids.
  • It is rich in fluoride which is beneficial for teeth.
  • As previously discussed, thanks to its antioxidant content white tea helps boost the body's defenses, fights ageing and prevents the onset of cancer.
  • It is good for your memory, concentration and increases overall energy.
  • Helps lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood.

It is important to consume white tea regularly to enjoy its many benefits, so it is recommended to drink around three cups a day.

Cosmetic Uses

The benefits don’t end there, today it has become a very popular ingredient for cosmetic purposes, so that its antioxidant properties can be implemented by many brands in their products, such as smoothing creams, facial and body lotions, among others.

However, we can also use white tea to take care of our beauty, using a direct tea tea infusion.

You can soak a cotton ball in white tea infusion and wipe your skin just after it has been exfoliated in order to close the pores and leave your skin smoother and more illuminated.

Warnings

Despite having a low-protein content, white tea is not generally recommended for people suffering from nervous or anxious dispositions because it contains substances called xanthines which exert a stimulating effect on the nervous system. As previously mentioned above, white tea can be useful for people who need a boost in their concentration, but it is ill-advised for those suffering from nervousness. It is clear that xanthines are not harmful, except in the case of nervous or anxious people.

Another consideration you should keep in mind is if you suffer high blood pressure, as white tea may have a direct effect increasing it. To this end, consumption is not recommended if you suffer from high blood pressure.

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on 08/04/2016
This is a really interesting article! I really had no idea that white tea could provide so many different benefits for human health although I think the flavour is quite weak compared to other teas. The fact that it could even prevent or decrease your risk of developing cancer is incredible... Aren't we so lucky to have access to the knowledge of this plant's immense healing powers?! Thank you for sharing this information.
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on 04/09/2014
Excellent article!! I'm so glad to learn more about white tea, because there's really not that much talk about it. Black tea and green tea really dominate the scene here in the states, but it's good to hear about some of white tea's effects. I would love to go to China, if for nothing more than to drink their tea :)
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on 04/05/2014
THE DELICIOUS WHITE TEA IS AMAZING!!!!


I HAVE TASTED IT WITH SOME MILK, LIKE THE JAPANESE TAKE THE TEA, AND IT WAS PRETTY DELICIOUS, JUST LIKE COFFE MILK BUT EVEN BETTER... A REAL TREAT AND OF COURSE GOOD FOR THE HEALTH!

YOU MUST TRY IT!

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on 04/08/2013
I find amazing that white tea has properties against cancer, which mean it has relaxing factors that make it capable of soothing the stressed cells which can cause cancer, this a good thing of the natrual tea and many people should consider it as a main component of their diets.
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on 04/07/2013
I have heard a little bit about this tea but I haven?t tasted yet even though I have received many recommendations and hits article have just confirmed that, I think I?m going to try it because I like to have teas to recover myself when ill and other situations like those, but having a tea for concentration could be useful too.

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