Saturday, 13 September 2014

A Quality Product Rich in Taste And Nutrition - Loose Leaf White Tea

• Origin: This tea came into being two centuries ago in China during the reign of Northern Song Dynasty (960 - 1127) from the Fujian and Zhejiangprovince. 'SilveryTip Pekoe' was the traditional name given to it as it is made from the unopened buds of the plant which have silvery white hairs over this often gives it whitish appearance, however the beverage made from it is yellowish in color.

• Manufacturing and storage: The loose leaf white tea undergoes less processing than the green leaf tea. The unopened and immature buds of plants are handpicked. Only the young leaves with fine hairs are picked for this purpose. After this, the picked leaves are withered without rolling or shaking. It is then oxidized by drying in sunlight or steaming. This type of tea is kept in an air tight container and stored in a cool and dry place. It is also kept in refrigeration for better results.

• Health benefits: As such the tea is among the least processed teas,it retains more nutrition and anti-oxidants. This type of tea consists of a nutrient called polyphenol which offers lots of health benefits such as prevention of cancer and cardiovascular problems and helps lower blood pressure. It also keeps the skin healthy and increases the immune system. Along with this, the antioxidants provide protection to the body against free radicals.

• Varieties and flavors: One of the popular varieties of tea that comes from FU Ding, Fujian province is White peony (Bi Mu Dan). Only young leaves and buds are handpicked and then light withering is done. It has a profound taste with natural sweetness. Another type of tea is Silver needle tea (Bai Hao Yin Zhen) which is produced from the best quality tea. It is only made from round leaves with the tips in a silver color. The processing is much less and simple so it contains more nutrients. The taste is delightful and fruity with soothing, sweet, flowery aroma. Today, a wide variety of flavors are available in the market such as Peach fruit mix loose leaf tea,ginger raspberry and lemon heaven. Besides these, tea is often flavored with pieces of golden apple, mulberries, coconut, pineapple, mango, hibiscus and jasmine Known for its sweet, delightful and silky flavor loose leaf tea is considered a quality product and popular tea lovers.

• The exotic appearance of white tea is the result of top quality raw material and simple processing. One can purchase flavored white tea by shopping for it online.