Loose White Tea

The American market had been bombarded by all kinds of teas; the oldest being the good old black tea which was later joined by the green tea then went herbal. Most of us love our tea herbal because of the benefits associated with all the kinds of herbs that can be made into sweet tea. If I decide to mention all the advantages of having herbs in your tea, this article will lose its purpose. There is the antioxidant quality of herbs, the weight loss and the curative aspect of them. Herbs have been used for the treatment of diseases like cancer and diabetes just to mention a few. We all know that if you want good quality tea, the loose leaf tea is the way to go. White tea is marketed as loose white tea and its quality differs depending on the place it was cultivated and the ratio of the leaves to the buds present in the tea leaves.

There has been a new trend in the way people drink their tea. More and more people are going for herbal tea for its benefits and some are even giving up coffee for tea which has less caffeine in it. White tea is one of the most preferred beverages. White tea is healthier and lighter and has less caffeine. What difference does white tea has over other teas? The main difference is that white tea is harvested much earlier than other teas. White tea has not been processed as much as other teas and unlike others, it has not been fermented in the processing. After the tea has been harvested, it is steamed and dried to protect the flavor.

Due to the manual procedure of obtaining white tea, it is more expensive to buy than other teas in the market. It is even more expensive then the herbal ones. The little processing makes the tea to possess all the antioxidants which could have been lost in the processing. White tea has since historical times been reserved for special ceremonies since it is rare and one of the healthiest drinks of tea on the planet. It has been known to fight off infections caused by viruses and bacteria and improve the immune system. It is naturally sweet and attractive to many tea drinkers. It is taken as plain tea or as a food additive in some cultures.