White teas are rare, exquisite teas that are harvested from tender buds which are selectively plucked before dawn with great care. These leaves are then hand-rolled by experts and undergo minimal processing to retain the maximum amount of anti-oxidants.
What is White Tea?
White Teas are another type of tea that is harvested from the same tea plant 'Camelia Sinensis' and is the least processed of all teas. White Teas are rare and intricately harvested teas from fresh, young, and tender buds before the tea leaves have fully opened. These young buds are covered with prized white hairs, which give these delicate teas the famed white colored brew and the name.
What are the health benefits of White Tea?
White teas, being the least processed teas, and have a host of health benefits. White teas are rich in 'Polyphenols', a class of beneficial antioxidants, which help in boosting overall immunity and reducing cell damage. These polyphenols also make White teas great for heart's health as well. Polyphenols help in relaxing blood vessel and prevent the oxidation of bad cholesterol. Additionally, White teas are a great choice for weight loss efforts. It contains both caffeine and catechins like 'EGCG', which together help in breaking down fat and in boosting one's metabolism. A great source of fluoride and catechins, white teas also help fight dental plaque-causing bacteria.
What are the different types of White Teas available on Vahdam?
Vahdam sources the boutique, rare and unique varieties of White Teas from several renowned tea estates in Darjeeling and Nilgiris. There are several single-origin White tea blends on offer like the Snowbud Darjeeling White Tea, Exotic Blue Mountain Nilgiri White Tea, Darjeeling Pearl White Tea, Silver Needles Sparkle White Tea and much more. Our blenders have also curated a unique modern blend - Imperial Earl Grey White Tea.
What is the best way to make White Tea?
To make a signature cup of White Tea, take 200ml of fresh water in a saucepan and heat it to a temperature of 80-90degrees Celsius. Switch off the heat, add in 2 grams of White tea, and then cover it. Let the tea steep for 4-5 minutes. Strain the tea into a cup and enjoy.
Is White Tea rich in antioxidants?
White tea is one of the least processed and hence contains abundant nutrients, especially antioxidants. White Teas are rich in antioxidants called 'Polyphenols', a class of beneficial antioxidants that have far-reaching effects on one's overall health like boosting overall immunity, reducing cell damage, boosting metabolism, preventing the oxidation of bad cholesterol, adding to weight loss efforts etc.