FAQs About White Tea
Is white tea good for you?
Yes, it is very good for you, boosting up to three times as many antioxidants as other varieties, such as green tea. As with other types of tea, it contains organic compounds and anti-aging substances that can help to reduce oxidative stress and prevent certain chronic diseases. It can help to protect the skin from ultraviolet light and even boost the strength of the immune system.
How much caffeine is present in white tea?
There are only 28 milligrams of caffeine in one 8oz. cup of white tea, which gives it a relatively low level in comparison to other caffeinated beverages, such as coffee or green tea. For example, a cup of coffee averages about 95 milligrams of caffeine per cup, more than 3 times the amount in white tea. In other words, it can provide an energetic boost, but isn’t as addictive and doesn’t result in withdrawal symptoms.
How to make white tea?
It can be made using the following steps:
Step1: Boil water in a pot
Step 2: Steep the leaves
Step 3: Add a sweetener (optional)
However, for best results, let the boiled water cool for 5-8 minutes or else the tea will become scalded and slightly astringent.
Once the water cools slightly, steep the white tea leaves for 7-10 minutes for optimal flavor. The longer you let the tea steep, the stronger the flavor becomes.
Where to buy white tea?
You can buy it in any grocery and natural health stores, as there is no debate about its health benefits. Tea is consumed in huge quantities all around the world, and while white tea is produced less than any other variety, it is still widely available. You can buy it in major big-box stores like Target and Walmart, as well as at independent herbalists, coffee and tea distributors, and farmers markets.
What is white tea?
Tea that has not been processed in any way after drying is often called white tea. The name “white tea” is also given to tea prepared from immature or young buds, which leads to a milder flavor of the brewed tea. Either way, white tea describes the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant and is one of the most popular varieties of tea in the world.