White vs Green Tea

From 2 cups of coffee and one green tea to 2 cups of white tea and one coffee:

What I used to do before I read about the health effects of white tea, was to grab a coffee first thing I left the house to go to work. This cup was then followed by a green tea before lunch and then by another coffee during the afternoon (when you start feeling so tired that sometimes your excel sheets shows a line of “Gs” as in “ggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg”–usually happens when you have managed to fall asleep for a second..)

Now I stopped buying cappuccino on my way to work (I am also way more punctual now…) and first thing I do when I come into the office is to have my first cup of white tea. Around lunch time, I have my second cup of white tea and then in the afternoon I do have some coffee (to prevent the “Gs”..).

The reason why I switched from green to white tea is because white tea has better health effects. White tea is made from the same plant as green tea, however for white tea young tea leaves are used shortly before the tea buds have fully opened. The leaves go through even less processing than green tea leaves and are steamed after harvest to inactivate polyphenol oxidase. The result is that white has the same type of antioxidants as green tea but more of them. Also, white tea has a lower level of caffeine than green tea. And who wasn’t convinced by that, white tea has a more subtle flavour .. Happy tea sipping  :)

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