It is not just chefs but also medical researchers who are praising the benefits of white tea for your health. In fact, there are many different kinds of the benefit of white tea that a person can have and we will look at some people. But first, we will provide you with a brief explanation as to what white tea is. It is made from the immature tea leaves that will be picked before the buds have fully opened on the plant. The name comes from the silver fuzz which still covers the buds and this in turn then turns the tea white as it dries. There are many different varieties of white tea available and this all depends on the number of leaves to buds that are used in each mixture. The White Peony, for example, has one bud for every 2 leaves in its mixture whilst Silver Needles (the crème de la crème) is made entirely from the down buds and these are normally picked within a 2 day period during early Spring.
So we have now looked at what White Tea is we will now go on to the different benefits a person can gain from using this particular product.
Studies carried out at Pace University have indicated that White Tea extract may have prophylactic applications which can help to retard the growth of bacteria which can cause Staphylococcus infections, Streptococcus infections, Pneumonia and Dental Caries. It was also found that White Tea is more effective than Green Tea at inactivating bacterial viruses as well as having an anti-viral effect on human pathogenic viruses.
There have been studies carried out which indicate that this has an anti-fungal effect on Penicillium Chrysogenum and Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. It was found that in the presence of White Tea extract these were totally inactivated.