White Tea has a subtle flavour, contains less caffeine and thought to have more antioxidants than any other tea. It's refreshing and does not have an overwhelming grassy taste like of that many other teas.
White Tea differs from Black and Green Tea as its processing does not involve pan-frying or extensive steaming where many of the more potent tea polyphenols (catechins) become oxidized or destroyed.
White Tea has the potential to have higher levels of a substance called polyphenols. This naturally occurring substance is believed to eliminate cancer-causing free radicals. This also reputedly helps prevent heart disease and strokes amongst other illnesses and diseases.
Scientist have theorised that the minimal processing of White Tea may play a part in White Tea's cancer fighting potential and added health properties.
Recent research into White Tea has discovered White Tea's potential to have greater health properties than Black and Green Tea.