Five Phenomenal Benefits from White Tea

If you haven't yet discovered the clean, fresh taste of white tea you're in for a treat. But did you know that it is also packed with incredible health benefits? Let's take a look at five of the most compelling reasons to buy white tea.

1. Buy white tea for antioxidants

White tea is packed with catechins, a type of polyphenol which acts as an antioxidant and protects the cells from damaging free radicals. An excess of free radicals in the body is linked to conditions such as a weakened immune system, ageing, excess inflammation and other harmful diseases. When you buy white tea, you are gaining very similar benefits to green tea, which is well known for its anti-ageing and anti-disease benefits.

2. It may lessen heart disease risk

Studies suggest that white tea can also lessen the risk of heart disease by boosting immunity, preventing oxidisation of 'bad' LDL cholesterol and relaxing blood vessels. A promising study discovered a 21% heart disease risk in people who drank three or more cups of white tea a day.

3. White tea may help you to lose weight

The caffeine and catechins in white tea may stimulate fat breakdown and also prevent the creation of new fat cells, while boosting your metabolism. Further research is needed in this area as more people begin to buy white tea and enjoy its benefits.

4. White tea protects your teeth

Can you believe that this wonder tea even benefits your teeth and fights against dental cavities? White tea fights sugar and bacteria and precents cavities from forming. Catechins in the leaves, which are plant antioxidants help to prevent plaque bacteria from growing. White tea is naturally high in fluoride. Studies have shown that the combination of fluoride and tannins also has the ability to prevent the growth of plaque bacteria.

5. It may even fight cancer

Some studies suggest that white tea can help to fight the spread of cancerous cells, and the antioxidants present in the tea have been shown to offer a protective effect to normal cells. Again, these are early studies and further research is needed, but white tea has been drunk in large parts of the world for centuries for its health benefits and the science seems to back up these beliefs.

If you're interested in the health benefits of white tea, you may also be interested to know that it seems to prevent insulin resistance too. Are there no ends to the wonders of this simple drink? Even better, it comes in a range of flavours and blends so you can enjoy white tea freely at any time of day. Just follow the instructions carefully so that you don't over-brew the delicate leaves and impair the taste. You can enjoy it plain, served with a lemon, a little sweetener or within one of our carefully blended infusions. Perhaps you might even try white tea in a chilled infusion, with ice-cubes, some mint and some fruit! This versatile drink works in so many ways while benefiting your health. How do you like to enjoy your white tea?