Net Weight: 100g x 4
Description: White Tea is one of China's special treasures, made from the youngest and most tender hand-picked leaf tips and buds. These give a fresh and delicate flavor and a snowy/silver colored brew from which White Tea gets its name. Because of the laborious and detail oriented process, it's also one of the most expensive teas produced.
White Tea is mainly produced in the Jianyang, Fuding and Songxi counties in Fujian Province. These hilly territories with their red and yellow mountain soils, year round mild climate and abundant rainfall (in Fuding for example, the average annual temperature is 18.5°C / 65.3°F and annual precipitation is about 1660 mm/65 inches), contribute to White Tea's unique character. Taiwan also produces a small amount of White Tea.
The most popular types of White Tea are White Peony and Shou Mei. White Peony that is made from the first and second tips of a tea stem is the best quality and gets its name from the way the brewed leaves seem to bloom like the buds of the first flowers in springtime. Shou Mei tea leaves are harvested they are set to naturally wither under the sun, it undergoes almost no oxidation, just a slight natural process that gives it its dark color and bold flavor.
With so many anti-aging and antioxidant properties, this tea is indeed beneficial for all of us. The health benefits include:
Presence of free radicals in the body is what leads to damaged body organs. It contains polyphenols which help in neutralizing these free radicals, making them less destructive. White tea extracts with its antioxidant properties help in cell neuroprotection.
Presence of free radicals highly contributes to an accelerated aging process that comes with other challenges associated with advancement in age. White tea with its antioxidant property may also reduce the risk of premature aging.
It also helps in maintaining healthy and youthful skin. Use of this tea is recommended due to its antioxidant properties which help in quick repair and recovery of damaged skin. It is also beneficial in protecting skin against the effects of ultraviolet light.
Improves Oral Health
Health benefits of white tea include improvement in oral health. The presence of polyphenols, flavonoids, and tannins help in inhibiting the growth of various bacteria that may cause plaque formation. The fluoride content found in this tea may also be effective in reducing the risk of dental caries or tooth decay/cavity.
Intake of white tea may provide relief to diabetics from symptoms such as excessive thirst (polydipsia), decreased plasma glucose levels, and an increased insulin secretion.
Improves Cardiovascular Disorder
Flavonoids found in various food products such as white tea, fruits, and vegetables are associated with decreased risk of the cardiovascular disorders. These flavonoids help to decrease the blood pressure. White tea also helps in treating dyslipidemia, endothelial function, and inhibits low-density lipoprotein oxidation. Consumption of this form of a tea, rich in flavonoids, may reduce the risk of various heart conditions.
Diseases and medical conditions are mainly caused by pathogens, which attack the immune system making it difficult for the body to operate at a normal capacity. White tea has antibacterial properties which can protect our skin from bacteria and other germs. Various products such as hand soap are made using this tea as a key ingredient. Consumption of white tea helps in protecting our body from infection-causing bacteria and other microorganisms.
Relieves Common Cold
It is a good remedy for various common diseases. Intake of white tea provides relief to those suffering from flu and a common cold.
Intake of white tea may prevent adipogenesis, which is the process of formation of fat cells, and may control the life cycle of these fat cells called as adipocytes.
This set includes:
One Year Aged High Mountain White Peony 100g * 1
Three Years Aged Wild White Peony 100g * 1
Five Years Aged Shou Mei 100g * 1
Seven Years Aged Shou Mei 100g * 1
1. Put about 2 teaspoons of tea leaves (about 5 grams) in the brew cup. If you are using a teapot, use 2 teaspoons for each cup of tea.
2. Pour hot water onto the leaves in the brew cup (or the teapot). The water temperature should be below boiling; around 75-80°C (167-176°F) is ideal.
3. Place the lid on the brew cup and let the tea steep for 2-3 minutes.
4. After 2 or 3 minutes, pour the tea into the tasting bowl, using the lid of the brew cup to hold back the leaves. Enjoy your tea!
You can get 3-5 infusions out of most varieties. Increase the steeping time one minute for each subsequent infusion. How many infusions you do depends entirely on your taste. Experiment.