White Tea Better Than Green Tea

Most of people have heard of green tea contains high content of antioxidants and more health-conscious people are making the enjoyment of green tea a part of their diet and their daily routine. The green tea makes a tasty and refreshing drink and it has low caffeine content. Actually, The white tea is better green tea even they both come from the same plant (Camellia sinensis).White tea leaves are picked before they open fully, when the buds are still covered in fine, white hairs. That is why it's called white tea. White tea leaves are harvested at a younger age than the green tea leaves. They both undergo very little processing, white tea is not fermented at all; while green tea is partly fermented (black tea on the other hand is fully fermented). White tea retains the most of their beneficial antioxidants even more than green.

Antioxidants: The young, white tea leaves retain higher concentrations of antioxidants than green tea. In fact, white tea has a concentration of antioxidants that is three times higher than in green tea. One cup of white tea contains approximately 12 times as much antioxidants as a glass of fresh orange juice.

Flavor: Green tea tastes a little grassy. White tea has a much gentler, subtler taste, which is smooth and silky, almost sweet.

Caffeine: White tea contains less caffeine than green tea, about 15 mg per serving compared to the 20 mg for green tea. If caffeine is not what you're going for, white tea is probably a better choice for you.

Price: white tea is hand plucked from special tea bushes during only a few days of early spring and treated in such a delicate manner, it is much more scarce than other types of tea. That of course comes with a higher price and white tea can be up to three times as expensive as green tea. On the other hand, less white tea is needed to get a fresh and strong infusion of antioxidants that strengthens the immune system and the body. Only a spoonful of white tea buds is enough to brew about one quart (one liter) of white tea, and you can re-steep it several times.

Drinking green tea is a great habit, but going for white tea is surely a step ahead. The popular white tea : Sowmee, White Peony, and silver needle.

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