Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Let's make Tuesdays all about white tea


Origin: China Description: Block out the sun, the moon or that long day at the office. Kick back with an artful blend of organic black and white teas. Reduced caffeine levels makes it great any time of day. 185°F 1-2 level teaspoons tea per 8 ounces water; steep for 5 minutes. Organic.

So what is White Tea good for?

Key health benefits of white tea

  • Rich in antioxidants – estimated three times higher antioxidant level than that of green tea.
  • Shields cells from damage that causes cancer and heart disease.
  • Free radicals turn skin lipids that are supposed to keep the skin fresh into lipid peroxide and this accelerates the aging process. By combating free radicals, the polyphenols found in white tea slow down the aging process
  • Studies have shown that one cup of white tea each day could reduce your risk or delay the onset of cancer. In some cases (but not all) white tea has been found to work as well as prescription drugs, but without the side effects
  • May slow the aging process due to its high antioxidant properties
  • Has a high fluoride content that inhibits tooth decay.
  • Flavonoids also help prevent halitosis
  • Lowers blood cholesterol; increases the good cholesterol
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves bone density
  • Can thin blood and improve artery function
  • By improving artery function, reducing cholesterol, and lowering blood pressure, white tea protects the heart and the entire circulatory system
  • Kills the influenza virus
  • May offer protection against Alzheimer’s Disease
  • May help prevent autoimmune diseases


Tea has half the amount of caffeine than coffee and far less than Coke, nevertheless, too much of a good thing can cause insomnia and nervousness. A brewed cup of white tea (8 oz) contains about 15% of the caffeine found in a brewed cup of coffee.

Anemics should avoid excessive tea drinking with meals because the antioxidant properties of tea may reduce an individual's ability to absorb iron.

Too much tea may discolor your teeth if not properly care for.

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