- 09-16-2006, 05:40 PM
I picked up some white tea out of curiosity (very nice too by the way - but what else would you expect an englishman to say...).
After an hours reading I have found that this has more catechins than green tea, and also shows the same promising effects on colon cancer and skin cell damager, it contains more anti-oxidants than green the and slightly less caffien.
It is essentialy made the same way as green tea, but just from younger leaves which are steamed and dried immediately.
Now after finding out all that, I couldn't find the one thing that I was actually looking for... does it have the same fat fighting potenital as green tea? Based on what I have just read I am guessing yes, but would have thought that the marketers would have been promoting this benefit if it was the case?!
Anyone got an opinion on this?
- 09-16-2006, 06:22 PM
09-16-2006, 06:44 PM
Ah that's the kiddy I couldn't remember - ECGC! Done a bit of reading and it would appear that White Tea has more of this too - probably due to the fact it is the same leaf just less processed. Some links below for anyone who wants to have a quick read... Interestingly the last link seems to indicate that this could be beneficialy for hair loss. Haven't read further than that page on that site though yet.
ScienceDaily: White Tea Beats Green Tea In Fighting Germs
Tea For Health
09-17-2006, 12:28 AM
Until recently, white tea was an expensive novelty here in the states. Now it's being mass marketed and I've had some delightful varieties. Glad to hear that it has a comparable or superior health profile.
09-18-2006, 11:58 AM
if only we could get some white tea extract, somethin i have been looking for a while now... i do have to say, that i enjoy a few cups of white tea twards the end of the day.
09-18-2006, 12:21 PM
Ah fellow tea fans...
My true love will always be Genmai (green tea and brown rice) but white tea is great too.
Black tea is withered, fully oxidized and dried. Black tea yields a hearty, amber-colored brew. Some of the popular black teas include English Breakfast, and Darjeeling.
Green tea skips the oxidizing step. It is simply withered and then dried. It has a more delicate taste and is pale green / golden in color.
Oolong tea, popular in China, is withered, partially oxidized, and dried. Oolong is a cross between black and green tea in color and taste.
White tea is the least processed. A very rare tea from China, White tea is not oxidized or rolled, but simply withered and dried by steaming.
09-18-2006, 12:50 PM
Genmaicha is the chit. It really is.
White tea has quickly become my favorite. It has the deep flavor of a black or oolong while at the same possessing a mild taste, even when steeped too long.
The benefits of additional EGCG's and catechins don't hurt either.
Protomike: I don't think there would be much difference between WTE and GTE as long as extract standards are adhered to besides cost, seeing as it is harder to come by white.
09-18-2006, 01:19 PM
09-18-2006, 01:27 PM
Ah, fellow Tea snobs.
I get all my tea from this store: Teavana It's my wonderful new "hobby". After drinking loose leaf tea, I can't go back to bagged tea. I'm drinking some right now and I don't like the artificial taste to it...Oh well, gotta get my green tea in somehow.
09-18-2006, 01:48 PM
I used to drink the loose kind but it's too much work! jk...but I prefer the bags. I've found that stashtea.com has really good pre-bagged teas. That's where I get my Genmai, and it compares to the loose IMOOriginally Posted by UHCougar05
09-18-2006, 04:03 PM
Normally it would be a lot of work with loose leaf, but I got one of these:Teavana Perfect Tea Maker All I have to do is add water and let it steep. I'm lazy like that and this helps quite a bit.Originally Posted by RenegadeRows
09-18-2006, 04:37 PM
09-18-2006, 05:08 PM
HEY! Sam's club has 200 white tea tea bags for $7.00 so pick some up today. hopefully they can reimburse me for my shameless advertising lol
09-18-2006, 05:21 PM
That is a great deal. I get 100 for four buckaroos. Prince of Peace brand Peony White Tea. But I've only found it at asian stores thus far.
09-19-2006, 03:45 PM
i drink Stash white tea too.
another good one is Choice Organic, they're based out of seattle.
Numi makes a very good one too, if you dont mind loose tea.
you can get a Lb. on amazon.com for $25
Amazon.com: Numi Tea Spring White, Loose White Tea, Loose Tea, 16-Ounce Bag: Health & Personal Care
09-19-2006, 05:04 PM
true, but the antiviral and antibacterial applications would be great to take on a daily basis...Originally Posted by Supa Freek 420
09-20-2006, 03:16 PM
While true what I meant was that you could just take additional GTE to achieve the benefits of a WTE at a speculated lower cost. Quality white teas still average double the cost of quality green teas, at least in the spots I've observed, but the benefits may not be double.Originally Posted by protomike
09-21-2006, 04:20 AM
Amazon.com: Stash White Christmas White Tea, Tea Bags, 18-Count Boxes (Pack of 6): Gourmet FoodOriginally Posted by Supa Freek 420
Amazon.com: Stash Premium Green Tea, Tea Bags, 20-Count Boxes (Pack of 6): Gourmet Food
Amazon.com: Celestial Seasonings White Tea, Imperial White Peach, Tea Bags, 20-Count Boxes (Pack of 6): Gourmet Food
Amazon.com: Celestial Seasonings Authentic Green Tea, Tea Bags, 20-Count Boxes (Pack of 6): Grocery
looks like the same price to me
09-21-2006, 12:38 PM
Originally Posted by Elzar
Hmmm... I don't shop for teas on the web so I guess I'm off on this one. What I have seen is unit of weight for unit of weight loose leaf white teas do significantly cost more in storefronts.
09-21-2006, 10:23 PM
it takes up store shelve space and less people know about it so it's probably bought less often.
amazon doesnt have to worry about that because they have gigantic central warehouses sitting in the middle of nowhere where the cost for space is practically zilch.
09-22-2006, 11:19 AM
Originally Posted by Elzar
true... theres a few of them located all over. there is one in delaware, but whenever i order books cds or dvds they come from all over the country instead of the one an hour from my house.
09-22-2006, 11:37 AM
hmmm i thought that the antimicrobal, antibacterial, and antiviral aspects where specific to wte... either way still would be nice to get some for cold and flu season.Originally Posted by Supa Freek 420
09-23-2006, 12:16 AM
I picked some up and the taste is awesome and the stats dont lie, ive recently been having horrendous joint pain after exercise and when i wake in the morning, pain to the point where mobiltity is compromised and i hold on to surfaces to help spread weight. Did some research and found this thread.... now only three days later ive noted a significant reduction in stiffness and soreness. Ive also increased h20 consumption and stretching. White tea and its antioxidant qualities are for real.
09-23-2006, 12:21 AM
Any other teas with great benfits i dont know about, im going to try to find out some more great teas ive already gone to the local "chinese store" and bought a flu tea, white tea, tea for cleasing kidneys and liver. The latter tea has some white tea in it. I now am going to find a good tea for GI flushing/cleasing. Open to any suggestions.
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