White tea is made from Camellia sinensis, the same plant from which black, green, and matcha tea are made. The difference between the teas comes down to when the leaves are picked. To make white tea, leaves are harvested when they’re covered in fine white hairs. At Pyramid Tea Co, we recognise the health benefits, which is why we stock several types of white tea online. Here are our three favourite benefits of enjoying a cup of white tea.
- Loaded With Antioxidants
White tea is full of catechins, a type of antioxidant that protects the body against cell damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are responsible for aging, chronic inflammation, a weakened immune system, and a host of diseases. White tea is one of the best types of tea for these antioxidants, holding as many catechins as green tea.
- Promotes Dental Health
White tea is an excellent source of fluoride, which strengthens enamel making the teeth less susceptible to dental cavities caused by acid or sugar. A combination of this fluoride, catechins, and tannins, another type of antioxidant, inhibit the growth of plaque bacteria. These molecules join forces to maintain dental hygiene and prevent dental decay.
- Boosts Brain Health
White tea contains compounds such as the polyphenol EGCG, which has been found to suppress free radicals responsible for the inflammation and risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. They do this by preventing proteins from folding or clumping together. If you’re used to doing brain teasers to keep your mind active, consider including a cup of white tea into the mix to maximise your brain’s preventative effectiveness.
Why Choose Pyramid Tea Co for Chai Loose Leaf Tea?
At Pyramid Tea Co, we don’t compromise on quality, flavour, or freshness. We’ve travelled the world to bring premium loose leaf tea to Australia from the very best tea-growing regions as well as the most luxurious, sustainable tea bags we could find. Purchase your chai tea in Australia through Pyramid Tea Co’s online store today.