Different Types of Tea
White Tea Overview
"White" - describes the processing, not the color. White tea originates from the young and finest leaves/buds. They are carefully plucked from camellia sinensis and then dried under the sun. No more processing after that. Being the least processed teas, it's pale golden in color and fresh and delicate in taste.
Usually harvested once a year around spring, white tea originates from Fujian, China. It's also produced by regions such as North East India, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Eastern Nepal.
- Anti-aging: White tea is very potent in reversing damages to the skin either from stress, sun, or poor diet. With white tea, you can re-build your skin's resistance to stress.
- Safe & Healthy: Thanks to the minimal processing, it's high in antioxidants. Its natural nutrients are preserved when it is not blended with any artificial ingredient.
- High in Antioxidant: White tea has a high level of antioxidants. It helps to keep the immune system healthy and protect your body from diseases.
Black Tea Overview
- Improves food digestion.
- Some studies believe that black tea prevents cancer due to the presence of theaflavins. It destroys abnormal cells in the body and prevents them from causing damage to skin cells.
- Rich source of antioxidant which helps to remove free radical from the body
- Prevent Heart diseases due to its high flavan-3-ols, flavonols and theaflavins content
- Reduce the risk of diabetes
Green Tea Overview
- Glycemic control: Consistent consumption of green can lower the level of fasting blood sugar.
- Weight Loss: Some study claims that green tea help with weight loss.
- Reduce Risk of Stroke: Regular consumption of green tea is proven to reduce the risk of stroke.
- Cardiovascular Disease: Drinking green tea is proven to reduce the rate of mortality as a result of heart diseases.
- Hyperlipidemia: Drinking green tea can help to decreases the concentration of total cholesterol in the blood.
Oolong Tea Overview
Unlike the black, green or white tea that is produced from either the buds and leaves of camellia sinensis plant, Oolong tea is a product from the stem, leaves, and buds of the tea plant.
- Improves weight loss
- Prevention of cancer
- Prevention of brittle bones (osteoporosis)
- Boost immune system
- Treatment of diabetes
- Helps to reduce high cholesterol level in the blood
Facts About Tea
- All the varieties or types of tea are sourced from various parts of the same plant - camellia sinensis.
- It takes at least three years for a tea plant to produce leaves
- If not pruned continuously, a tea plant will continue to grow even up to 50 feet tall.
- Turkey is the largest and leading consumer of tea in the world.
- The smaller the size of a tea leaf, the more expensive the tea produced from such leaves/plants.
- “Red tea” is the name given to black tea from the West by Asian
- Melaleuca (tea tree oil) is not sourced from the same shrub from which drinking tea produced.
- Tea tree oil is very toxic if swallowed.