White Tea, Organically grown Camellia sinensis

$12.50

Camellia sinensis Organically grown - China

Common names: White Peony Tea

Common traditional uses:

Also known as Green Tea, Black Tea or White Tea is part of the Theaceae plant family. Green tea has been used as a tea in India, China, Japan, and Thailand for thousands of years. A pale tea with a sweet, silky flavor. Most people who have tried both note that white tea lacks the grassy aftertaste so often associated with green tea. Studies indicate that white tea is also better for you. Because the tea leaves are left so close to their natural state it means that white tea contains more polyphenols, the powerful anti-oxidant that fights and kills cancer-causing cells, than any other type of tea.  

White tea is the uncured and unoxidized tea leaf. Like greenoolong and black tea, white tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. White tea is fast-dried, while green tea is roasted in an oven or pan (while kept moving for even curing). Oolong and black teas are oxidized before curing.

 

White tea often contains buds and young tea leaves, which have been found to contain lower levels of caffeine than older leaves, suggesting that the caffeine content of some white teas may be slightly lower than that of green teas. [1]

 

 

White tea is a specialty of the Chinese province Fujian.[2] The leaves come from a number of varieties of tea cultivars. The most popular are Da Bai (Large White), Xiao Bai (Small White), Narcissus and Chaicha bushes. According to the different standards of picking and selection, white teas can be classified into a number of grades, further described in the varieties section.

A study at Pace University in 2004 showed white tea had more anti-viral and anti-bacterial qualities than green tea[5]

White tea contains higher catechin levels than green tea due to its lack of processing. [6] Catechin concentration is greatest in fresh, unbroken and unfermented tea leaves. [7] Furthermore, one study examining the composition of brewed green and white teas found that white tea contained more gallic acid and theobromine[8]

As the white tea is made out of young leaves and buds, which is said to contain more of the amino acid theanine (has relaxing and mood enhancing properties) than green and black teas which is made out of older leaves.

 

 

Caffeine content of green and white teas are similar, though both depend on factors such as the variety of tea, the cut and length of the leaf, and the method of steeping.

 

 

White tea contains less fluoride than green tea, since it is made from young leaves only.

Cautions:

No therapeutic claim is made or intended for this product.  Information is for educational purposes only. 

 

Please Note  The combined weight of your order for each individual herb powder will be packed in one bag unless you specify otherwise.