White tea has recently become one of our cornerstones of getting younger. Full of antioxidants, white tea is medicinal in nature, and is key to rolling back the years.
Tea has been traditionally used as medicine for centuries. Modern science is now discovering what people in China and throughout the world have long known; tea is good for you. While green and black tea are very healthy, white tea is the least processed tea and has the highest antioxidant levels, protecting your body and skin in so many, many ways.
Recent studies show that white tea improves the blood and circulatory system, protects against stroke and various cancers, increases good cholesterol, increases bone density and strength, lowers blood pressure, naturally kills a wide variety of bacteria and viruses (including flu, colds, staphylococcus, streptococcus, fungus and pneumonia), and boosts the immune system generally, contains fluoride to keep teeth strong and healthy, and kills the bacteria which causes plaque, tooth decay and bad breath, and contains enough antioxidants to protect the skin against free radicals, slowing the breakdown of collagen in the body, promoting healthy and radiant skin, and fights the harmful effects of ultra-violet radiation (that’s the looking younger bit).
White tea is best brewed with pure water that is very hot, but not boiling. For stronger flavor, steep for a few minutes longer. Use 2 teaspoons of loose-leaf tea per cup, or 1 teabag.
Studies show that 2-4 cups of white tea per day yield the greatest health benefits and, having a very delicate, sweet flavour, needs no milk or sweetening, which only increases its benefits.
Set aside a few minutes every day for your own tea ritual. Use your favourite teapot and spend a few quiet moments enjoying your tea. Breathe deeply, sit back, make yourself comfortable, relax and reap all the get younger benefits.