How Healthy is White Tea?  

We're glad you asked. We invite you to spend some time having a read of the articles and links below. We believe you will be pleasantly surprised by the numerous and varied health benefits of White Tea. If there is a healthier natural beverage we are not aware of it.

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White Tea: Does a Cup a Day Keep Wrinkles Away? - Fox News Website, January 25, 2013 - "When researchers from England looked at the potential skin-supporting properties of 21 plant and herb extracts, including green and white tea, they found that white tea outperformed them all...Collagen is a protein found in connective tissue that supports the skin’s strength as well as elasticity. The breakdown of these two proteins can lead to age-related wrinkles and sagging skin. Researchers found that white tea helped to prevent this breakdown, which could mean stronger, suppler skin.


Abstract of Study in the UK into anti-aging and anti-oxidant benefits of White Tea, 2009. Of the 23 plant extracts tested White Tea was found to have the highest anti-elastase and anti-collagenase inhibitory properties, ie: helped prevent the formation of wrinkles.


Body+Soul (article on website): "However, considering white tea contains more antioxidants and less caffeine, white tea would be an even healthier choice."  


Dr Oz endorses White Tea on Oprah's website!!


Dr Oz : Teas to Fight Disease(Dec 2011) -  "White tea is less processed than other forms of tea, therefore the polyphenols, a type of antioxidant, are extra potent. Research indicates that these benefits may protect against colon cancer, among other cancers."


(NEW!) White Tea Could Keep You Healthy And Looking Young  - Next time you’re making a cuppa, new research shows it might be wise to opt for a white tea if you want to reduce your risk of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis or even just age-associated wrinkles. Researchers from Kingston University teamed up with Neal’s Yard Remedies to test the health properties of 21 plant and herb extracts. They discovered all of the plants tested had some potential benefits, but were intrigued to find white tea considerably outperformed all of them. (Click heading for rest of article)


White Tea: The Solution to the Obesity Epidemic? - Possible anti-obesity effects of white tea have been demonstrated in a series of experiments on human fat cells (adipocytes). Researchers have now shown that an extract of the herbal brew effectively inhibits the generation of new adipocytes and stimulates fat mobilization from mature fat cells. (Click heading for rest of article)


Prevention Magazine (Nov 2011) - "Research suggests the brew has strong antibacterial and antiviral health benefits."


'White Tea: Health Benefits May be More Effective than Green Tea " - Fantastic article about white tea that quotes studies stating:


1) "researchers at Oregon State University wanted to find out if white tea possessed the same antioxidant levels as green tea. They tested four different varieties of white tea and found that white tea inhibited DNA mutations, the earliest steps leading to cancer, more effectively than green tea."


2) "In 2008, researchers from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University studied the effects of white tea versus green tea in the prevention of colon cancer in rats. Their study found that white tea as well as caffeine and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which are components in white tea, was the most effective combination for inhibiting colon cancer cell growth."


3) "A study published in Nutrition and Metabolism in May, 2009 reported that white tea may help to prevent obesity. Researchers from Beiersdorf AG, Germany studied the effects of white tea extract on human fat cells (adipocytes). The tests found that by inducing white tea extract into existing human fat cells, the cells were prompted to break down. White tea extract was also found to inhibit the growth of new fat cells...Marc Winnefeld, the lead researcher, stated that “…white tea may be an ideal natural source of slimming substances.”


4)  "In 2009, researchers from the School of Life and Sciences at Kingston University in South West London tested the health properties of 21 plant and herb extracts and found that white tea outperformed all of them. Their research concluded that the antioxidants in white tea had anti-aging potential and were beneficial in preventing some cancers, inflammation and heart disease. The research showed that white tea is beneficial in protecting the structural proteins of the skin, mainly elastin and collagen...In addition, white tea helped fight the enzymes and oxidants which lead to inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis." has a write-up about Lotus Peak White Tea.


Slimming and Health March 2006 - "The new White"


Natural Home Remedies website discusses Green Tea v White Tea


General Health Benefits of Tea


The Telegraph (UK)- "Lifetime of tea drinking can reduce risk of ovarian cancer" - Nov 23, 2012.

Study was conducted by Researchers from the School of Public Health, Curtin University in Perth, Australia and published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology.


Washington Post - "Drinking green tea may help protect against cancer of the digestive system, study says"

"This study analyzed data on 69,310 women, middle-aged and older"..."Regular tea drinkers were 14 percent less likely to have developed a digestive cancer than were those who never drank tea. Risk fell as tea consumption increased. Those who drank two to three cups of tea daily were 21 percent less likely to have a digestive cancer than non-tea-drinkers"..."Women who had been regular tea-drinkers for 20 years or more were 27 percent less likely to have developed a digestive cancer".


Lotus Peak Yerba Mate


Foodweek website discusses the launch of our Yerba Mate.


General Tea Health News

Almost every week studies are being published that discover new health properties related to tea. We will attempt to post some of these to keep our readers and consumers informed. 



Tea Consumers May Have Younger Biological Age -  The cells of regular tea drinkers may have a younger biological age than cells from non-drinkers, according to new research from China. (Click heading for rest of article.)




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