You\’ve likely already heard about the benefits of drinking black and green teas
You\’ve likely already heard about the benefits of drinking black and green teas. Add another healthy tea to your cupboard: white tea. This tea comes from the young leaves of the tea plant, before the buds have fully opened. The young buds are covered in fine silvery hair, which gives white tea its name. The taste is light and sweet, unlike the grassy taste of green tea. Another advantage: white tea is lower in caffeine than both black and green teas, at only 15 mg per 250-mL cup of white tea compared with 20 mg in green tea and 40 mg in black tea. Some studies suggest that white tea contains more cancer-fighting antioxidants than green tea. Find varieties of white tea at your local health food store or specialty tea shop and drink your way to good health.