White Tea Benefits

White Tea BenefitsWhite Tea Benefits

White tea comes from the Camilla Sinensis tea plant. The difference of white tea with green and black tea is that it’s made from immature tea leaves that are picked shortly before the buds have fully opened, said Masoumeh Julana, a nutritionist. The leaves and buds are allowed to wither in natural sunlight before they are lightly processed to prevent oxidation or further tea processing.

Studies indicate that white tea is better than other types of tea as the tea leaves are so close to their natural state, which means that white tea contains more polyphenols than any other type of tea. Polyphenol is a powerful anti-oxidant that fights cancer-causing cells and helps the body’s immune system fight off viruses and dangerous infection-causing bacteria, ISNA quoted her as saying.

The tea is fluoride rich and can prevent tooth decay. It also contains less caffeine and so is a good alternative to other types of teas, she added.