Discover the Delicate Taste and Many Health Benefits of White Tea

Once you discover the health benefits of white tea and experience its subtle, delicate flavor, you'll be sure to add this tea to your tea stash!

White tea's many health benefits have been valued for centuries in China, but only recently has this tea been discovered in other parts of the world.

With its appealing flavor, white tea is fast becoming a favorite with tea drinkers everywhere. Add the many white tea health benefits into the mix, and you'll want to keep this delightful tea on hand in your tea cupboard!

  • White tea is an antioxidant powerhouse. Because white tea leaves are processed only minimally after they are harvested, they hold onto most of their naturally occurring antioxidants. Antioxidants are so important for good health - they protect us from free radicals, fight harmful inflammation, improve cardiovascular health, reduce our risk of chronic disease (like cancer and diabetes), encourage a healthy immune system, and much more. 
  • White tea has impressive anti-bacterial and anti-viral qualities, which means it can deactivate bad bacteria, viruses, and fungi. In fact, white tea is even more powerful than green tea in disarming bacterial viruses! White tea also kills the bacteria that cause plaque, tooth decay, and bad breath.

White Tea Benefits & You!

What has been your experience with white tea? If you have a story about white tea benefits, we'd love to hear it! Click here to share your comments and opinions about white tea with our other readers. 

  • The health benefits of white tea include weight management. White tea has caffeine, which may enhance weight loss, and white tea's high levels of antioxidants can help to boost your metabolism and curb your appetite. Even better, research about white tea and weight loss has shown that white tea can prevent new fat cells from developing and encourage the breakdown of fat in existing fat cells, as well. (Just remember, if you're thinking of adding white tea to your overall weight loss plan, be sure to check with your healthcare provider first.)
Health benefits of white tea
  • The benefits of drinking white tea extend to bone health - regular intake of white tea can improve bone density and strength, and may provide relief from the symptoms of osteoporosis.
  • White tea fights the effects of aging (like wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity). Time, too much sun exposure, stress, and poor dietary choices can damage our skin, causing it to age - sometimes prematurely. White tea's antioxidants and anti-aging properties protect and help reverse this damage to skin, and can even help skin build resistance to stress. For healthy, firmer, radiant skin, sip white tea - and consider adding it to your skin care routine, too (research has shown white tea to have topical benefits for skin, as well)!
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These aren't all of white tea's benefits - you'll find more here! And, if you'd like to read more about current research targeting the health benefits of white tea, you'll find our first White Tea Research page here.

Don't underestimate the subtle taste of white tea - behind its delicate flavor and aroma lie many healing properties, potent antioxidants, protection against disease, support for a healthy immune system, a radiant complexion, and a host of other white tea benefits. Delicious and beneficial!

Health benefits of white tea... & Caffeine

You've heard that white tea has much less caffeine than other types of tea... Not necessarily! Click here for some interesting facts about tea and caffeine!

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What do you think of white tea? If you have a great story to tell about white tea and its benefits for health and wellness, we'd love to hear it!

Whether you enjoy the topical benefits of white tea for your skin, or drink this tea regularly to keep your bones healthy, boost your antioxidant intake, or ease arthritic aches and pains, please share your comments with other visitors to our site.

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Fitness 
White tea also helps me to increase my flexibility in fitness, such as in my leg splits to the floor etc.

Benefits for colds and flu virus 
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  • Organic white tea - not only will you have all the health benefits of white tea, but you'll have organic white tea benefits, as well - no toxins (like pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides) added during growing, harvesting, processing, or packaging, so better for you and for our planet, as well!

White tea... Are there any risks?

In amongst confirming all the health benefits of white tea, researchers have found a few potential side effects of tea that you may want to be aware of. It's best to check with your healthcare provider before adding high levels of white tea to your diet - especially if you are taking any prescription medications (such as blood thinners) or if you are pregnant or a nursing mom.

And, if you're sensitive to caffeine, keep in mind that white tea, like other teas from the Camellia sinensis plant, does contain caffeine. Click here to visit our Tea and Caffeine page.

More about White Tea Benefits


Health Benefits of White Tea - There are so many reasons to enjoy a cup of white tea... and this tea's delicate, soothing taste is just the beginning! Drop by to discover why white tea is so good for health and wellness. 

White Tea Benefits & You! - Interested in what our other readers have to say about white tea benefits? Read their comments and opinions here, and why not share your own story about your experience with white tea?

White Tea Research - Interested in what recent research is saying about the health benefits of white tea? Learn more on our White Tea Research pages. 

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