All About Pai Mu Tan White Tea
Pai Mu Tan has a clear, pale color with a stimulating fresh aroma and a smooth flavor. It's lightly fruity while still having a hint of the stronger edge you might get with a green tea.
This is one of the highest quality white teas you can get in the middle price range, and is perfect for anyone looking to try a premium white tea at a reasonable price.
Skin health: White tea contains high amounts of phenols, which can strengthen both collagen and elastin lending a smoother, more youthful appearance to skin.
Cancer prevention: A study in 2010 found that antioxidants in white tea were more effective in preventing cancer than green tea.
Weight loss: A 2009 German study found that white tea can help burn stored body fat while also preventing the formation of new fat cells. Catechins found in white tea can also speed up digestive processes and help with weight loss.
Hair health: The antioxidant in white tea called epigallocatechin gallate has been shown to enhance hair growth and prevent premature hair loss.
Increased focus: White tea has the highest concentration of L-theanine amongst the true teas. L-theanine is known for improving alertness and focus in the brain by inhibiting exciting stimuli that can lead to overactivity. By calming the stimuli in the brain, white tea can help you relax while also increasing focus.
Diabetes prevention: Catechins in white tea along with other antioxidants have been shown to help prevent or regulate Type 2 diabetes. White tea effectively acts to inhibit the activity of the enzyme amylase that signals glucose absorption in the small intestine.
Reduced inflammation: The catechins and polyphenols in white tea boast anti-inflammatory properties that can help relieve minor aches and pains. A Japanese animal study published in the MSSE Journal showed that catechins found in white tea aided in quicker muscle recovery and less muscle damage.
Origin: The Fujian Province of China.
Caffeine Level: Very low.
Brewing Hot: Use 1 tsp per 8oz of boiling water, and let steep for 3-7 minutes.
Brewing Cold: Steep 6 teaspoons in a quart of boiling water, then add 3 quarts cold water and refrigerate.