Why white tea is expensive and what are the benefits of drinking it
01/9 | Why is white tea expensive?
We Indians are the die-hard fans of tea! No matter whether it is summer, monsoons or winters, a strong cuppa of happiness is all we need to feel comfortable. Although, tea-lovers are often advised to reduce their cups to avoid the overdose of caffeine, which is why now people are opting for the healthy versions of the same hot beverage. Tons of health enthusiasts are switching to jasmine, green, chamomile, and the very fascinating white tea. However, white tea isn’t a discovery but in India, this variety is difficult to source and is also quite expensive. The authentic white tea is available in quite a few places at very high prices. Keep scrolling to find more about white tea.
02/9 | How it is produced
White tea is the product of the same plant that produces both green and black tea called Camellia sinensis. However, the extraction method is different, which gives white tea a unique and distinct flavour of its own. It is made from new buds and leaves of the plant when they are young. The leaves and buds have fine white hair-like strands that are carefully plucked and sun-dried in a controlled method which prevents oxidation. The thin white hairs might be the reason behind the name though!
03/9 | Loaded with antioxidants
White tea goes through least adulteration and processing methods which is why it has maximum antioxidant content. It has the lowest amount of caffeine content in it, which makes it even more healthier. The tea retains the goodness of catechins, a type of antioxidants that has several health benefits. It has a pale yellow color, and is considered as the most delicate variety out of all the teas available. The harvesting process of white tea makes it one of the most expensive teas that we have. Now, since we know why white tea is fancy and expensive, let’s also find out the benefits of consuming this exquisite tea.
04/9 | Fights with free radicals
White tea is packed with polyphenols that act as antioxidants and protects our body from oxidative damage. It fights with free radicals and also helps in reducing chronic inflammation.
05/9 | Might prevent cancer
Due to the presence of plenty of antioxidants, white tea is also linked with fighting cancer-causing cells. According to researchers, it is believed that consumption of white tea can prevent the spread of cancer.
06/9 | Improves heart health
Polyphenol is a type of antioxidant that is present in abundance in white tea. This tea helps in relaxing the blood vessels, combating stress levels, boosting immunity and also reducing the growth of bad cholesterol in the body. Therefore, consumption of this wonder tea is associated with preventing cardiovascular diseases.
07/9 | Great for diabetes
White tea is also beneficial for people with diabetes as this magical tea leaf is rich in the goodness of a certain type of antioxidant that helps in lowering the risk of insulin resistance and hence, lowering the elevated blood glucose level as well.
08/9 | Youthful and radiant skin
White tea has several skin benefits, the antioxidants present in this tea protect our skin from radical damage. It helps in reducing early signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles. It also helps in maintaining a youthful and radiant skin for a longer duration. Due to various compounds present in white tea, it is said that the consumption of this tea daily can ensure glowing and healthy skin.
09/9 | Aids in weight loss
White tea is great for people who want to lose some extra inches. It helps in improving and boosting your metabolism, hence, helping your body in burning the extra fat. It has a compound called EGCG which is associated with weight loss. Therefore, drinking white tea regularly might also combat obesity.