White Loose Leaf Teas

White tea is a fine, elegant tea with subtle aromas and flavours.  As with green tea, white tea is delicate and must be steeped in water that has cooled from boiling, to avoid scorching the leaves.

Very careful selection of the Camellia Sinensis leaves is essential. Before they are fully open, only the finest new growth buds and young leaves are plucked. It is the silver hairs on the new buds that give the young leaves their white appearance. 

White tea is not processed but is left to wither naturally and then dried after it has been plucked. As a result, White tea is high in antioxidants and low in caffeine. White tea can be a welcome addition to help you to burn fat, and there is evidence that white tea reduces the risk of cancer.

Research is continuing and new studies are released regularly, however the following health benefits have been attributed to white tea:

  • slows the growth of bacteria that cause infections
  • helps fight fungi so may assist with yeast infections.
  • boosts the immune system
  • may slow down aging skin conditions