White tea is produced in a different way to all other teas. The leaves come from special varietal bushes and are not processed but are dried in the sun. Only special leaves are selected, the ideal is two leaves wrapped around a new shoot. After drying the leaves are again selected and sorted by hand.
White tea is especially potent in that it is has three times as many antioxidant polyphenols as green or black tea and has been shown to be 100% more effective in mopping up free radicals that cause skin to sag. Some of the world’s top cosmetic companies are becoming very interested in white tea for skin creams and the result is that high grade white tea is becoming even more rare than before.
Be sure to try our brand of white tea. It is our most popular tea, it tastes like a top quality black tea and has all the health benefits of a white tea.
White tea has become popular in recent years because it has three times as many antioxidant polyphenols as black or green tea. Selecting the leaves differs from that of other teas, however, in that leaves, coming from special varietal bushes, are dried in the sun – not processed – and then selected. Two leaves wrapped around a shoot are ideal, and, after the leaves are dried again, the selection process is more exclusive.
Because of recent interest in the health properties of white tea, including that it is more effective in cleaning up free radicals that cause skin to sag, high-quality white tea is becoming rare. One use for it has been cosmetic companies experimenting with it in skin creams. English Tea Store brand carries Adams Peak white tea loose leaf, our only rare white tea for the time being.