This tea is a blend of silver needle and jasmine flowers. This tea is also a staff favorite!
Brewing tool: cups, bottles, tea wears, tea bags
Water temperature: 160° - 170° F
Amount of tea: 1 teaspoon
Amount of water: 6-10 oz.
Steeping time: put the hot water into the cup with the tea, stirring the tea will make the tea flavor come out faster, stir about 20-50 seconds for the first cup, strain it out. Later if you want more tea, put more water back in the cup, steep for another 30-50 seconds, then strain it. This amount of tea leaves will make 3-4 cups of tea.
White tea is loaded with antioxidants, which help fight off harmful free radicals and counteract oxidative stress to cells. These beneficial compounds have even been shown to reduce the risk of chronic diseases like coronary heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
Some research, like that published in the Journal of Food Scienceand conducted at the Department of Biological Sciences at Lehman College, has found that white tea and green tea contain comparable levels of antioxidants and polyphenols. Green tea packs in tons of antioxidants and is even considered one of the top high-antioxidant foods.
Drinking a cup or two of white tea per day could make a major impact on your health. In fact, an animal study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that daily consumption improved antioxidant status and prevented oxidative damage in rats.
White tea contains many compounds that could help promote oral health, including plant compounds like polyphenols and tannins.
These compounds can help reduce plaque formation by blocking the growth of bacteria. Additionally, the fluoride found in the tea has a high bioavailability, which can prevent cavities. In fact, it’s estimated that about 34 percent of the fluoride in each cup is retained, according to research published in the Dental Research Journal — meaning it can help ward off cavities and give your oral health a boost.
3. Helps Burn Fat
Research has found that white and green tea tea have similar levels of catechins. Catechins are plant compounds with antioxidant properties that help kick-start fat burning and give your metabolism a boost.
A test-tube study out of Germany published in the journal Nutrition & Metabolism showed that white tea extract induced a breakdown of fat cells and also prevented new fat cells from forming.
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