Ceylon white tea is popular for its unique flavor and aroma. It is one of the least produced in the world, making it practically a luxury tea. It is beneficial for health mainly due to its high content of polyphenols, which act as antioxidants and help protect cells from oxidative damage by oxygen radicals. White tea is also one of the least processed teas on the global market. It is made from delicate tea buds rich in the aforementioned polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that provide a range of benefits for the mind and body.
7 health benefits of white tea
- High antioxidant and antimicrobial properties – polyphenols, which are contained in white tea and known as catechins, have strong antioxidant effects. Antioxidants protect cells from damage by free radicals, which can adversely alter lipids, proteins, and DNA. Which can cause a range of diseases.
2.Reduces the risk of heart attack –the aforementioned polyphenols reduce the production of oxidized low-density lipoproteins (so-called bad cholesterol LDL), which is a highly risky factor for cardiovascular diseases.
3. Helps keep you fit – the combination of caffeine and antioxidants in white tea helps to speed up metabolism by almost 5%, thereby helping to reduce weight.
4. Reduces the amount of plaque on teeth and refreshes your breath. – the miraculous drink is a source of fluorides, catechins, and tannins that help improve the health of your oral cavity. It prevents the formation of cavities and the growth of bacteria. Fluorides strengthen tooth enamel.
5. Helps lower blood sugar – thanks to polyphenols. They can reduce the risk of developing insulin resistance.
6. Helps to have strong bones – the almost miraculous substances in white tea help the body protect against free radicals and chronic inflammation. These are two main factors that increase the risk of osteoporosis.
7. Preventatively acts against acne and helps maintain good skin condition – the antiseptic and antimicrobial properties of polyphenols also help to reduce acne and ensure faster healing of the skin. Antioxidants then slow down skin aging.
What is the difference between Ceylon teas?
Sri Lanka is home to over 188,000 hectares of land where tea is grown, producing approximately 298,000 tons of tea and representing over 19% of the world's tea exports. Ceylon tea, which is exported all over the world, is produced in several types, with the most common and famous being Ceylon black tea, followed by green tea and finally white tea or "silver tips". These teas are produced in different ways to achieve their quality.
The most well-known and popular tea in the world. The process of producing black tea involves wilting the harvested leaves to reduce their moisture content by about 50%. The leaves are then mechanically rolled using tea rollers to separate and break them into pieces. This process of breaking the leaves leads to a chemical reaction catalyzed by enzymes in the leaf. Ceylon black tea is therefore the most oxidized variety and contains more caffeine than other types.
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Green tea is richer in antioxidants than black tea because it is processed differently. The leaves are exposed to oxidation for a shorter period of time, which helps them retain nutrients that are very beneficial to human health.
White tea is produced from the same Chinese tea plant. However, the processing of the leaves is different. The leaves and buds are allowed to dry in natural sunlight and are then lightly processed to prevent oxidation. As a result white tea is the least processed of the three mentioned and retains the most antioxidants. Its taste is delicate, sweet, with tones of pine and honey.