This Tea Puts Green Tea to Shame

Looking for more antioxidants? We found a tea that outperforms even the green variety. This tea comes from the same plant but has way more benefit.

Green tea is a great source of antioxidants. It’s just not the best.

It’s true that it helps protect you from cancer and heart disease. Drinking it is a great way to get the support you need to fight oxidative stress. This causes inflammation and leads to disease and premature aging. Even so, you can do better.

A silvery tea grows in the Fukien province of China. Each year, farmers harvest the fresh buds of the Camellia sinensis plant. That’s the same plant that produces green tea.1 But that’s where the similarities end.

This lesser-known tea has 70 percent higher antioxidant content than the green variety. This makes it more powerful at fighting the oxidative stress and inflammation that cause cancer and heart disease than any other tea out there.2 Antioxidants can cut your heart disease risk by 60 percent. That’s why you should drink the tea that’s going to give you the most of them.

It comes with a bonus benefit too. This tea has none of the jittery side effects you get from other teas. It has less caffeine than green or black teas because it goes through less processing. 3

Green tea extract stimulates your immune system to help fight disease. But white tea extract destroys organisms that cause disease in the first place.4

So what is this “new” kind of tea and where can you find it?

White tea.

But it isn’t actually white. White tea is really a pale yellow. Tiny silver hairs grow on the bud before it blooms. They get less sunlight, which keeps them from producing as much chlorophyll. Unlike green tea, farmers pick this before it flowers.

Tea leaves that stay closer to their natural state are higher in polyphenols than leaves that are left to age—like black tea. The longer they age, the darker the leaves. It’s because they go through more oxidation. This makes the taste bolder, too. But it also means fewer antioxidants.

You can find fresh white tea at specialty tea shops. You can also buy it organic online and in health food stores.

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  1. Sandra Dorociak says:

    Thank you for simply writing this out. The “videos” are an instant turn-off as I have come to know they are nothing more than a “sales gimmick” that goes on and on without much if any substance.

    • SDenes says:

      I agree about the videos. However, I figured out, if you pretend to leave the page, it asks you to stay on it. If you agree, the video turns into an article. So you can fast read it…

    • Anonymouse says:

      Sandra, I agree. But try this when you click a link that brings you to one of those sales videos. Click on the video to stop it. Then attempt to close the page. Many times the page will default to a printed sales page which is word for word identical to the video that will ask you if you want to leave the page or stay on it. Choose to stay on the page and then you can read (or scan) the page to see if it contains any information useful to you. You can also get to the “bottom line” whenever you choose.

    • Tracy says:

      I agree

  2. Branka says:

    Thought you might like to read about white tea.

  3. Carla says:

    Check out Linden tea..even better than this one..

  4. Tom Oakley says:

    I agree with Sandra. Thanks for just giving us a concise written article, instead of one of those videos that goes on forever, repeating itself over and over. I, for one, do not have time for those videos, so they get turned off before they get to the real substance.

  5. barbara says:

    Thanks Sandra about your comment on the videos being a waste of time. I discovered a little trick that gives me the narrative with out the video. Click on stopping the video, then click stay on page and not cancel. The narrative comes right up on most of these Promo type of articles!

  6. Walter How says:

    Great web site. Lot of good info

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