White tea is a type of tea still poorly known.
Just as green tea and black tea, white tea is removed from the plant Camellia sinensis, however, in a different way from the others.
White tea leaves are harvested while still new, before going through the process of oxidation.
In its whitish fuzz, the concentration of catechins and polyphenols it is 40% higher, substance which are highly antioxidant and thermogenic.
White tea consumption provides a great benefit to the body in general.
It helps speed up metabolism, through inhibition of the enzymes responsible for food compulsion; it reduces bad cholesterol (LDL), inhibits genetic mutations that can lead to cancer as well as detoxify the body and facilitates weight loss.
Other good news is that this tea is rich in antioxidants, responsible for neutralizing free radicals. It is believed that free radicals are one of the main factors causing aging.
Studies have also shown that white tea has properties that fight bacteria, viruses and fungi. Also helps in preventing the formation of plaque and cavities in teeth.