Ceylon White Tea
Ceylon White tea is an experience you will not forget. One of the three types of Ceylon tea, also known as silver tips, this white tea has a refreshing delicate taste that makes it unique.
The combination of antioxidants and caffeine, however lower than in green or black tea, make this white tea a source of health and pleasure.
If you are looking to enjoy white tea health benefits, find out what this cleansing tea has to offer you and your loved ones.
Ceylon White Tea – What Lies Behind This Tea
Ceylon tea has its origins in the 19th century, when Sri Lanka was still Ceylon, the British colony. And it was the British that brought tea seeds from China to be planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens.
After the destruction of most coffee plantations due to a virus, farmers changed to tea and adopted it as a replacement crop. It rapidly became popular and profitable.
Nowadays, Ceylon Tea is one of the most cherished and famous types of tea around the world, carrying the "Lion Logo" on its packages, which assures you it’s a high quality tea produced in Sri Lanka and not a fake.
For more details on the history of Ceylon Tea, go visit our Ceylon Tea page.
Ceylon White Tea Variety
Unlike Ceylon Black tea, which has citrus tones, this variety is more delicate and sweet. Some tea lovers even say it resembles honey.
Harvested just once a year in early spring, Ceylon white tea, simply undergoes steaming and rolling, done by bare hands. This minimal processing makes this variety of tea more expensive than most teas and also healthier, as it retains more antioxidants and nutrients than any other.
Let’s have a look at some of the benefits of Ceylon White tea.
Ceylon White Tea Health Benefits
This medicinal tea strengthens your immune system and helps you ward off viruses and bacteria. The presence of antioxidants and nutrients come in great aid to fight the first influenza symptoms. If you feel those sneezes and coughs coming, prepare a warm cup of tea!
Add to Ceylon White a little honey for your kids and you will also be adding the extra help of the many health benefits of honey to your cup.
Feeling stressed lately? Want to sleep but there is a lot on your mind? Have a cup of Ceylon White tea.
This tea can relieve stress and anxiety as it contains an important amino acid called Theanine. You will feel aware as caffeine in white tea helps you to be alert, yet relaxed at the same time. It also lowers the rate of depression when tea is drunk on a daily basis.
Though it has a small amount of caffeine, you should avoid drinking this tea or any other tea with caffeine content at night or late afternoon, particularly if you have high intolerance to caffeine and are prone to insomnia.
Healing your heart
The nasty thing about heart disease is that many times you are not aware of the problems your heart is facing until it is too late and you have to take medication. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way.
Start drinking tea on a daily basis. Its powerful antioxidants will help you reduce the risk of getting clogged arteries and heart disease. How? Antioxidants can lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol, regulate sugar levels and enhance blood circulation.
Lower caffeine in this white tea also means lower risk of heart attacks and hypertension. So have a cup of tea, eat healthier foods and do some physical exercise.
Your heart will thank you for it!
Natural fat burner
Like Ceylon Green tea, this tea is also a good choice when looking for weight loss teas, because it is rich in polyphenols. These antioxidants prevent fat accumulation and also stimulate your metabolism.
The combination of antioxidants and caffeine in white tea helps you burn fat faster. Nevertheless, keep in mind you should combine your tea with physical exercise and a balanced diet.
Drinking Ceylon White Tea
Now it’s time to savour this true nature’s medicine. Gather your tea cups and teapot and let’s learn how to make Ceylon White Tea.
Use spring water to preserve the flavour of your tea. It is important to sense your beverage to the fullest.
Heat your water to 80ºC (180ºF) and place one teaspoon of tea for every 220ml (about one cup of tea). With time you may adjust the amount of water and tea leaves to your taste, but remember that white tea is always more delicate in taste than other teas.
Allow your Ceylon White tea to steep for 3 minutes and feel that amazing fragrance. Close your eyes and just enjoy the moment.
Do not add any sweeteners or milk. But if you must, add a little honey to help fight off cold symptoms.
The world of Ceylon tea is waiting for you! Give it a try and share it with your family and friends.
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”In the Taste of a single cup of tea you will eventually discover the truth of all the ten thousand forms in the universe.”
- Attributed to Kyongbong Sunim, Ch'an (Zen) Master