White tea benefits health and wellness in so many ways!

White tea benefits aren't the only reason to love this tea - its delicate taste and fragrant aroma add to white tea's appeal, as well!

White tea is still new to many of us, but this healthful tea is a smart choice for your taste buds and for your well-being. Don't underestimate the subtle taste of white tea - behind that mild flavor is an abundance of goodness for your body...

  • White tea's anti-inflammatory properties may reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. For those already suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, white tea may reduce inflammation and joint damage, and ease some of the aches and pains of arthritis.
  • White tea has minimal caffeine as compared to coffee, energy drinks, and other highly caffeinated beverages. So, while drinking white tea will provide you with the benefits of caffeine (such as increased alertness and energy), it is unlikely to leave you with the typical caffeine side effects (like insomnia, irritability, anxiety, dizziness, or headaches) that can occur with high caffeine intake. Click here to learn more about caffeine in tea.

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. 

  • White tea supports heart health. This tea helps to protect your heart and the entire circulatory system by reducing cholesterol, lowering triglyceride levels, thinning the blood, and improving artery and blood vessel function. White tea can also lower blood pressure to a healthy level, which helps to protect against stroke. And, studies show that drinking just two cups of white tea daily can reduce the chance of dying after a heart attack by 50%!
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  • White tea contains high levels of the amino acid L-theanine. L-theanine is known for many health benefits - it is a powerful antioxidant, encourages relaxation, helps with weight management, relieves anxiety, improves concentration, and much more. And L-theanine combined with caffeine (which white tea has) has been shown to significantly enhance alertness.

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That's not all... Click here to learn more about white tea, which is known as the 'preferred drink of Chinese royalty'...

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 let the subtle taste of white tea fool you - 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!

Coffee... or White Tea?

For many of us, coffee is our greatest source of antioxidants. Rather than reaching for another cup of dark roast or that caramel macchiato, brew a mug of white tea, instead! Not only will it provide you with high levels of antioxidants, but it has less caffeine, as well (plus all of the other white tea benefits)! And, white tea comes in so many amazing blends, you'll be sure to find one you love.

White tea benefits aside... Are there any risks?

News about tea health benefits is everywhere, thanks to tea's renewed popularity around the world!

As amazing as tea's benefits are, it's important that we're also aware of the potential side effects of tea that current research has discovered... Click here to learn more.

If you're planning to add white tea to your diet, be sure to ask your healthcare provider about safe amounts of white tea for you - especially if you're expecting or a nursing mom, or if you are taking any prescribed medications (like blood thinners).

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Remember, too, that white tea does have caffeine (like all teas from the Camellia sinensis tea plant), so be sure to watch how much white tea you drink, particularly if you're sensitive to caffeine or if you're watching your caffeine intake. To learn more about recommended maximum amounts of caffeine, visit our Caffeine Facts 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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