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Tantalizing white tea is the least processed of all the tea types. Just plucked and dried, it is as close to the living tea bush as you can get. Why is it called white tea? Because of the fine silvery hairs covering the camellia sinensis buds. With its gentle flavour and sweetness, it is one of the rarest teas in the world.
There are many benefits of consuming white tea. White tea contains the same types of antioxidants as green tea, but in greater quantity. These antioxidants are found to have many health promoting effects including boosting cardiovascular health, helping to lower cholesterol, reducing the risk of cancer and enhancing weight loss.
Regarded as the world’s most expensive tea (1.500 USD/kg), with production limited to a maximum of 15kg a month this is definitely one of the world’s rarest teas.
How to consume White Tea?
It is better to buy as loose leaves. Consuming tea brewed from these leaves guarantees the existence of nutrients in their actual form. This is better than processed tea bags.
The brewing process is similar to that of other types of tea. It is always recommended that pure or clean water should be used in brewing. The water should be heated enough but not brought to the boiling point since this may destroy the sensitive components. For a more concentrated tea which is rich in flavor, steeping it for longer than usual is recommended. 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls of white tea leaves is the ideal quantity per cup.
Drinking 2 to 4 cups of white tea has numerous health benefits as compared to consumption of a single cup once in a while. There is nothing wrong in using the same tea leaves in preparation of more than one cup. This actually is cost effective and also allows you to extract all the nutrients in those tea leaves as well. The important point to note is that the second brewing should take longer than the first one.
Try out different types of white tea, available in the market to add some zest to your white tea drinking experience.
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