Although white tea does not enjoy as much popularity in the Western hemisphere as other varieties, it is one of the most natural teas that exist.
It is one of the most delicate tea varieties because its processing requires very controlled conditions.
It comes from the very young leaves of the tea tree (Camellia Sinensis), and its production is deficient.
Because white tea leaves do not undergo oxidation, it contains the least amount of caffeine, about 15 mg per cup approximately.
Its elaboration process is extremely simple, so it keeps the properties intact and has a delicate and fresh taste.
One of the great benefits of tea is the high concentration of antioxidants they possess.
The antioxidants protect the organism from free radicals that are produced freely by our metabolism, and that cause many harmful processes like damaging the DNA and cellular aging.
Antioxidants protect us from several of these effects, such as type II diabetes or cancer.
Experimental studies have shown that flavonoids promote the relaxation of blood vessels, helping to control hypertension.
By lowering blood pressure, white tea is useful for a wide range of cardiovascular health benefits.
White tea is precisely the highest level of catechins and polyphenols present.