In recent times especially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the popularity of white tea has reached a new high. Is it just a fad or there are solid reasons behind that? Being native to India and China, this tea blend comes from the Camellia Sinesis plant.
The erstwhile use of white tea dates back to the Song Dynasty (AD 960 – 1297). The main reason behind the increasing adoption of white tea is its antioxidizing properties that are far better than its green and black counterparts. Another plus point with this variate of tea is that it also contains some levels of caffeine, which makes it an ideal choice for tea drinkers who strive to reduce or stop caffeine consumption.
Let’s try to discover more about this amazing tea blend.
How much nutrition white tea has?
Himalayan White Tea is known to have a number of nutrients and antimicrobial qualities that safeguard the body against the manifestation of various diseases. It has polyphenols, a group of phytonutrients, and varying levels of catechins, a class of polyphenols. Apart from this, it also encompasses other tannins, fluoride, and flavonoids. All of them work together to provide various benefits for our body, skin, and mind.
- Health benefits of White Tea
The anti-diabetic qualities of white tea tend to eliminate Type 2 diabetes. Regular consumption of white tea may lessen diabetic people from recurring diabetic symptoms such as extreme thirst (polydipsia), declining plasma glucose levels, and augmented insulin emission.
It could be your natural destroyer of bacteria and viruses. The antioxidants are highly productive in white tea that it strengthens the entire immune system, enabling safety against a wide range of germs and ailments. It helps protect against the seasonal flu and can alleviate the symptoms of HIV. You would be surprised to know it has been used in the manufacturing of various types of hand soaps used today.
Improves cardiovascular system
The rich presence of flavonoids in Himalayan White Tea reduces the risk of cardiovascular ailment. They also lower the blood pressure while improving dyslipidemia, endothelial function, and hinders low-density lipoprotein oxidation. This tea helps to guard the entire circulatory system by controlling cholesterol levels, reducing triglyceride levels, thinning the blood, and refining artery and blood vessel activity.
White tea is one of the magical herbs that contains a number of benefits for the skin. Being rich in antioxidants, it can help in preventing acne. It can also aid flushing out the existing acne by eliminating the toxins from the body. It has theanine, that helps soothe the ragged nerves thus makes you feel tranquil.
At Dharmsala, our White tea is made from silver buds, grown tenderly in our tea estates set amidst the Great Himalayas situated over 4,000 to 6,000 feet in altitude. The young tea buds are picked shortly before the buds have fully opened and are still covered by fine white hairs, hence the name ‘white tea’. Requiring great care and effort, white tea can only be produced for a shorter period of time in a year, making it sporadic and valuable.
Other tea blends that can be worth including in your routine are The Healing Blend, Ayurvedic Boost Teabags, Maharaja Oolong Tea, Moringa Tulsi Green Tea, and lot others.