2019 New White Tea Product Launch.
White tea is a lightly-fermented tea, created traditional famous tea by Chinese tea farmers. White Tea is one of the six major tea species in China. This type of tea is processed straight after being picked and drying under the cold Spring sunlight which is very rare. White Tea is named because the tea buds are covered with little white hairs like snow.
There are 4 types of white tea classification (in descending order of quality):
1) White haired Silver Needle: pekoe version of white tea. Only the bud of the tea leaves are collected for during harvest.
2) Mudan： As harvesting carries on, mature leaves mix with buds are collected for to create a 2nd class of white tea.
3) Gong Mei: As harvesting progresses, mature leaves with twigs starts to dominate this category.
4) Shou Mei: Finally when harvesting is about to come to an end, older leaves and twigs are left for this category.
Benefits of white tea:
High in Antioxidants
- Improves Oral Health
- Amps Up Fat Burning
- May Kill Cancer Cells
- Improves Reproductive Health
- Protects Brain Health
- Reduces Cholesterol Levels
The above are extracted from: https://draxe.com/white-tea-benefits/
- Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major public health problem and its incidence is rising dramatically. The brain, particularly the cerebral cortex, is very susceptible to glucose fluctuations and hyperglycaemia-induced oxidative stress. Tea (Camellia sinensis (L.)) is widely consumed; however, the antidiabetic properties of white tea remain largely unexplored. In the present study, we investigated the effects of daily consumption of white tea on the cerebral cortex of prediabetic rats. The cerebral cortex metabolic profile was evaluated, and the expression levels of GLUT, phosphofructokinase-1, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and monocarboxylate transporter 4 were assessed. LDH activity was also determined. The cerebral cortex oxidative profile was determined by evaluating its antioxidant power, lipid peroxidation and protein oxidation levels. Catalase, glutathione, glutamate, N-acetylaspartate, aspartate, choline, γ-aminobutyric acid, taurine and valine contents were determined. Daily consumption of white tea ameliorated glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity. Moreover, white tea altered the cortex glycolytic profile, modulating GLUT expression and lactate and alanine contents. Finally, white tea consumption restored protein oxidation and lipid peroxidation levels and catalase expression, and improved antioxidant capacity. In conclusion, daily consumption of white tea improved the cerebral cortex metabolic and oxidative profile in prediabetic rats, suggesting it as a good, safe and inexpensive strategy to prevent DM-related effects in the cerebral cortex.