what does white tea and black tea do for the body?
July 23, 2007 4:18am CST
hey everyone, have any heard about white and black tea? does it the same as green tea. i have tried drinking white time, i do know it taste a lil lighter than green tea. i want to know what does white and black tea do for the body? also what does it help not to do ? can any one help me to understand?
23 Jul 07
White tea is made from immature tea leaves that are picked shortly before the buds have fully opened. The tea takes its name from the silver fuzz that still covers the buds, which turns white when the tea is dried. Studies indicate that white tea is better for us. Leaving tea leaves so close to their natural state means that white tea contains more polyphenols, the powerful anti-oxidant that fights and kills cancer-causing cells, than any other type of tea. A 2004 study at Pace University concluded that white tea can help your body’s immune system fight off viruses and dangerous infection-causing bacteria. The same study concluded that fluoride-rich white tea helps prevent the growth of dental plaque, the chief cause of tooth decay. On the other hand, black tea is the tea that has been oxidized and fermented during processing. Black teas have a fuller and richer flavour than unprocessed Green Teas. These are the types of teas most often found in your local supermarket, usually in bags. Researchers found out that the flavonoids in black tea helped reduce the production of LDL - the "bad" cholesterol that can lead to stroke and heart attacks. Drinking black tea can help reverse an abnormal functioning of the blood vessels that can contribute to stroke or heart attack. Furthermore, improvement in the functioning of the blood vessels was visible within two hours of drinking just one cup of black tea. Black tea usually containa much caffeine than any other teas because of fermentation. Caffeine as we know may contribute a major risk in getting high blood pressure. Sources: http://chinesefood.about.com/od/chineseteaandliquor/a/whitetea.htm http://chinesefood.about.com/library/weekly/aa021103a.htm
10 Jul 09
Black Tea and White Tea are essentially the same as Green Tea, but they are processed differently giving them slightly different properties and levels of key substances such as Caffeine and Anti-oxidants. Black tea and White Tea are now being researched more heavily and it is being found that they are just as good for your health and in some cases have some benefits over Green Teas. You may want to read further about all these different types of Tea here: http://the-tea-site.com/black_teas.php Thanks Juliaichka