is one of the most balanced teas out there and one of the most natural of all. This tea is not refined like other teas and before it is packaged and delivered to grocery stores near you, it is simply harvested and sun dried. White tea
contains higher concentrations than other more refined teas of potent compounds like catechins and polyphenols. These compounds help avoid, in the first place, the development of new fat cells.
The effects of white tea
on fat cells in vitro were investigated in a report published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. Researchers also found that in white tea
, the antioxidant EGCG inhibits the development of fat cells, helping to decrease weight gain. These antioxidants have also stimulated the breakdown of fats, making this diet tea a healthy option if you want to lose weight or stop adding weight. Animal studies also suggest that white tea
can help prevent the storage of fat, but to validate these effects, human trials are needed.
Four major varieties of white tea
exist. Silver Needle
and White Peony
are the two most common and highest quality varieties. Silver Needle white tea
is produced using only the tea plant's flower buds and has a delicate, slightly sweet flavor. White Peony
is made using both the tea plant's flower buds and leaves. It is darker in color than Silver Needle
and appears to have a better taste. When combined with exercise and a meal schedule, it's a smart way to minimize calorie consumption and promote weight control.