In today’s post, we will discuss white tea and what it is. I know that many already know what green tea is and how it works.
But white tea is often left out of the conversation. Is it because no one cares for it? Or is it because no-one really knows much about it? Either way, you should be informed by the end of this post on what white tea is and is it something you should take into consideration for bettering your overall health.
What Is White Tea?
White tea came into existence around two centuries ago. Yea I don’t think any of us was around to see it first hand. So we will just have to go with what has been found in history/word of mouth. If you are alive and you are over two centuries old reading this post.
You are some type of genetically mutated human being and I want to know your secret sauce. So I could live as long also. But back to the topic. It had shown up in English publication around 1876.
It is harvested in China, mostly in the Fujian province, but more recently it is produced in Eastern Nepal, Taiwan, Northern Thailand, Galle, and India.
While white tea comes from buds and leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The buds and leaves are allowed to wither and dry in natural sunlight.
What Does It Taste Like?
White tea is not rolled or oxidized, which will result in a lighter flavor. You can tell the difference between green tea or even black tea. It is a smooth plain taste.
It puts me in the mind of lightly flavored water. It is good, though. It’s nothing like fish-oil. I say that because growing up.
My grandma made us take a spoon full of fish oil a day. It was awful. When I talk about taste. I always use fish oil as the nasty tasting comparison. When I am discussing tastes with other people. It makes me want to gag just thinking about it.
What Does It Do For You?
When you drink white tea. You will be aiding your health in many positive ways. Like the following.
- Reduce risk of cancer
- Reduce the risk of cardiovascular disorder
- Improve your oral health
- Helps maintain healthy skin
- Protects you from the harmful effects of UV light
This tea is just what you need. It has many helpful benefits. I don’t see anything negative about it. Other than you spilling it on yourself by accident.
I would suggest if you are serious about benefitting from this tea’s health benefits. That you drink at least 3 cups a day. It contains caffeine so keep that in mind when drinking it before bedtime.
How To Prepare It?
- You will first want to get 6 ounces of water, you might need a little more if pre-warming the pot or cup.
- 2 teaspoons to 2 tablespoons of white tea
- Heat the water to between 160 and 180 degrees F
- Pre-warm the tea buds/leaves
- Place the tea buds or leaves into the teapot or cup
- Pour in the water. Make sure you pour it over the leaves or buds
- Cover the teapot or whatever you have them in.
Steep the tea. Let it steep between 1 to 5 minutes in some cases teas can take up to 10 minutes. Taste the tea every 30 seconds to 1 minute. Until it tastes how you want it to.
As soon as you have it ready. Remove the tea buds/leaves. Then pour through the infuser or a strainer.
White tea just like Oolong tea. Can be steeped 2 or 3 times. This will produce new flavors with each and every time you brew. I suggest that you slightly increase your water temperature and steeping time each time you brew.
Can You Drink It With Other Teas?
Yes, you can. You can drink it with other teas and dietary plans. In fact, this item has all kinds of teas mixed into one. I do not drink it as much. But my wife does and she loves it. It’s called Brizilian Slimming Tea.
It will not harm you at all because it’s a natural substance. If we were talking about something you were prescribed. Then you might want to watch out.
The white tea has been around a long time. It still has the same health effects today as it did many years ago. I hope that you have a better understating of white tea now.
If there’s something I left out or anything you want to know in particular about white tea. Feel free to leave a comment/feedback.
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