As confusing as it is in the world of tea, another amazing tea comes out in the open. Introducing the great white tea. As everyone knows, all teas come from the same plant; Camellia Sinensis. What makes them different from each other is the processing involved as well as the region they are grown.
It is not just chefs but also medical researchers who are praising the benefits of white tea for your health. In fact, there are many different benefits of white tea (one of the most powerful antioxidants) that a person can have.
What is White Tea?
It is made form the immature tea leaves that will be picked before the buds have fully opened on the plant. The name comes from the silver fuzz which still covers the buds and this in turn then turns the tea white as it dries. There are many different varieties of white tea available and this all depends on the amount of leaves to buds that are used in each mixture. The White Peony for example has one bud for every two leaves in its mixture whilst silver needles ( the crème de la crème) is made entirely from the down buds and these are normally picked with a two day period during early spring.
White tea extract (also known as Camellia Sinensis) keeps your skin looking younger by protecting it from damage. As the least processed tea, white tea retains more of the plant's natural goodness than do black and green teas; giving rise to white tea extract's incredibly potent antioxidant and anti-ageing properties
The Benefits of White Tea
So we have now looked at what White Tea is, we will now go on to the different benefits a person can gain from using this particular product.
Anti-Viral and Anti-Bacterial Effесtѕ Studies carried out at Pace University have indicated that White Tea extract may have prophylactic applications which can help to retard the growth of bacteria which can cause staphylococcus infections and pneumonia. It also found that White Tea is more effective than Green Tea at inactivating bacterial viruses as well as having an anti-viral effect on human pathogenic viruses (how an initial infection becomes a disease).
Anti-Fungal Effect There have been studies carried out which indicate that this has an anti-fungal effect on Penicillium Chrysogenum and Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. It was found that in the presence of White Tea extract, these were totally inactivated.
Skin Cancer and Cell Damage Protection Scientists have now found that the White Tea extract can protect against the Langerhans cell obliteration. It was found that not only the extract protected the skin after exposure to sunlight but also a person's immune system was restored. They also found that the DNA damage that occurs to cells after exposure to sunlight was limited. It is believed that the anti-oxidant properties in the White Tea extract are the reason for it being so effective. It also suggested that extract provides a person with anti-ageing benefits.
Strengthened Immune System White Tea is also proven to strengthen your immune system preventing you from getting infections and common respiratory problems. White Tea's polyphenols has properties allowing your body to fight against viruses and other dangerous infections. They even prevent dental cavities and plaque because it is rich in fluoride and bacteria causing agents that fight against numerous bacteria in your mouth.
For the health benefits white tea can give you plus its delicious taste and flavour, who would not jump in and taste it? After all, your health in an investment you can be sure not to lose.