From the mist-shrouded mountains of China comes a new and exciting tea - white tea. The Chinese have enjoyed white tea for over a thousand years, but only recently has the rest of the world become aware of this secret brew. It has been the privilege of the rich, and the downfall of an emperor.
As I sit here sipping a delightful Pai Mu Tan flavoured with tropical fruits and lychee I realize not only is it delicate and extremely refreshing, it also contains more healthy benefits than green or black tea. What makes it so special? Simply put, white tea is the least processed form of tea, made of beautiful silver buds and select leaves which have been steamed and dried.
Because of its minimal processing, white tea contains more nutrients than its black or green cousins, making it the mightiest of the teas, the ultimate Health Tea. The brew has a light, delicate, slightly sweet flavour that sharpens the senses without overwhelming the tongue. Like green tea, white tea is best brewed with pure water that is very hot, but not boiling and steeped for 2-3 minutes. It has less caffeine than black or green tea, and far less than coffee, making it an excellent choice for those wishing to reduce caffeine.
Its supreme power is in preventing disease and disorder as it has the highest antioxidant levels. White tea protects against cancer, heart disease, and stroke, the leading causes of death in the industrial world, as well as numerous other conditions. It eases the symptoms of illness and promotes recovery. White tea strengthens the circulatory and immune systems as well as bones and teeth, and builds healthy skin.
It is a superb tonic and one of Nature's great gifts. We encourage you to add it to your life. To your good health!