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White Tea V/s Green Tea

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With the entry of white tea, the battle for a healthy beverage has been shortlisted to white tea v/s green tea. Although, Green tea has, for long, been considered one of the richest sources of antioxidants known to mankind and people seeking a healthier lifestyle always seem to enjoy green tea in some form or the other at least once in a day. this new entrant into the healthy beverage market has promised much more than green tea – especially in terms of anti-oxidants.


 


 


Both green tea and white tea come from the same plant source Camellia Sinensis, though white tea consists of leaves picked much before they are fully opened, when the buds are covered in fine white hair like structures – that could also perhaps be where the white colour of the tea came from. They are both processed very little too, which is why they contain such a high concentration of antioxidants and low amounts of caffeine – white tea, as discussed is the youngest and completely unfermented form of tea. Here are some more points to be considered as regards the topic of white tea v/s green tea.


Green tea has, for long, been considered one of the richest sources of antioxidants known to mankind. People seeking a healthier lifestyle always seem to enjoy green tea in some form or the other at least once in a day. Not only is green tea rich in antioxidants, it is also low on caffeine, which makes it an all the more sought after beverage. Suddenly, however, there’s another entrant into the healthy beverage market that promises much more than green tea – especially in terms of anti-oxidants – which is known to the world as white tea.


Both green tea and white tea come from the same plant source Camellia Sinensis, though white tea consists of leaves picked much before they are fully opened, when the buds are covered in fine white hair like structures – that could also perhaps be where the white colour of the tea came from. They are both processed very little too, which is why they contain such a high concentration of antioxidants and low amounts of caffeine – white tea, as discussed is the youngest and completely unfermented form of tea. Here are some more points to be considered as regards the topic of white tea v/s green tea.


 


Concentration of antioxidants


Green tea, as we all know, is high on antioxidants. Now, studies show that white tea, in fact, contains a much higher concentration of antioxidants – three times that of green tea. This is about the same amount of antioxidants that a fresh tea bud would contain, which makes white tea the beverage with the highest antioxidants concentration.


 


Caffeine


Green tea contains about 20mg of caffeine per serving while white tea contains 15mg. Thus, it is a better choice for people who want to completely do away with their intake of caffeine in a day. Also, if people tend to get jittery, anxious or stressed out due to caffeine, white tea is definitely a better choice


 


Flavour


While many of us love green tea and what it has to offer to our body as regards the antioxidants, some of us would shy away from using it because of its grassy or flowery taste – for instance chamomile tea does feel like one’s chewing on flowers! Thus, white tea with its gentle and subtle taste and pale gold colour, would sound much more appealing to such people.


 


Price


This is perhaps the only downside in the whole argument as regards white tea v/s green tea – white tea, being handpicked from special tea bushes, is rarer and thus more expensive as compared to green tea. For instance, some varieties of white tea could be as much as three times as expensive as green tea. For thrice the amount of antioxidants, one does need to pay thrice the amount of money, right?

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