Welcome! We sure covered a lot in the last three newsletters; we hope you’re ready for more! The next tea we’ll be exploring in the An-tea-oxidant Sampler is the White Blueberry tea, sure to be berry excellent. The ingredient list is White Tea, Blueberries, and Natural Blueberry flavor; this will be a lighter, milder flavor so if you’re interested, be sure to read on!
White tea is one of the most nutrient filled sorts of tea. All ‘real’ tea is made from the Camellia Sinensis plant, which produces Black teas, Green teas, White teas, etc. It’s all from the same plant, but the Camellia plant is picked at different stages and processed differently. Teas made from mint, chamomile, burdock root, or other non-Camellia Sinensis plants are called ‘tisanes’, but we love them all!
So what separates White tea from the rest? For one thing, it’s the least processed, so it carries most of its original nutrients and has a much milder flavor, often described as silky or sweet. It doesn’t have a strong aftertaste like Green tea, or the fuller, more robust notes like Black teas. White teas are a light yellow color, and won’t stain your teeth the way coffee or Black teas can! And White tea is also shown to help prevent cavities and other dental problems, which is only a bonus. It also has incredibly high antioxidant levels, which can help maintain good, healthy skin, and prevent various cancers. Onto blueberries!
Blueberries are revered as a superfood and superfruit. And as a tea, they have some benefits you wouldn’t get from other Camellia Sinensis teas. Unique benefits to blueberry tea include fiber, magnesium, potassium, and Vitamin C! Fiber is great for maintaining gut health and healthy digestion, and the high potassium levels are great for your heart! It can help guard against heart disease. Vitamin C is vital for maintaining your immune system, and the anthocyanins in blueberry tea also help strengthen that.
Despite its milder, fruity flavor, this White Blueberry tea is still loaded with great nutrients. Don’t miss out! You may find yourself ‘blue’ if you do… and if this one doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, stick around to find out about our next tea, Ginger Lemongrass!