Tea is one of my daily must haves. I prefer to have hot tea over cold tea just because I like the sensation of the heat drizzling down my throat as I sip small amounts at a time. There are various teas: white tea, green tea, oolong, black tea and pu-erh tea. I drink every variety of tea depending on what my body is needing at that time or what the place I am patronizing is serving.
The one tea I drink, when I want to treat my skin, is white tea. White tea is known to be the most delicate of the teas because it is minimally processed. What this means is that during the harvesting stages of the tea plants, before the leaves fully open, when there is still white hairs on the tea buds, thus the name, “White” tea, is when the tea plant is dried and processed. White tea out of all the teas, besides herbal teas, has the lowest caffeine content because of how quickly it is processed after being picked.
White tea is rich of antioxidants, greater than green tea, and reduces the risks of premature aging. The antioxidants in white tea help to grow your hair, improve your blood levels and boost your brain function. The antiaging properties in white tea contain a large amount of micronutrients that help to neutralize free radicals in the body. Neutralizing free radicals help to slow down the aging process in the body.
All teas are good for the body, each have their own unique properties that help different areas of the body, white teas just tend to be the go-to tea for healthier skin. White teas consists more of your fruit teas, apricot, cherry, blueberry, pomegranate, etc., as well as your floral teas, jasmine, hibiscus, sunflower teas, etc. These teas are more consumed in the summer than the winter because they are lighter teas, served chilled over ice. Whichever flavor or temperature your palate chooses, your skin will benefit greatly from a white tea.