Steeped at a low temperature, today I’m sharing all about the 9 White Peony Tea Benefits to Improve Your Health, how to brew and more!
When you talk about the health benefits of tea most people will first think of green tea as the healthiest of tea type. Did you know that all types of tea are really good for you? It’s true.
White peony tea or Bai Mu Dan tea is wonderful for reducing certain cancers can help with weight loss, heart health, high blood pressure, your oral health, and has antioxidant properties that can boost your immune system.
Imagine, all of these benefits served to you in a small cup.
Benefits of white peony tea
When consumed on a regular basis white tea leaves offer traditional Chinese medicine and health benefits which include:
- Reduces certain types of cancers
- Boosts immune system
- Improves heart health
- Aids in digestion
- Helps with weight loss
- Suppresses appetite
- Increases metabolism
- Lowers blood pressure
- Strengthens bones
3 Bonus benefits you may not know about
- Reduces arthritis
- Promotes healthy skin
- Antioxidant properties
Where did Pai Mu Tan originate?
In addition, to all of the benefits of this high quality tea, we should first talk about where the tea originated and how the young tea leaves are processed.
With a short harvest season from mid-March to April, it’s no surprise that this tea is one of the world’s most popular white teas. Withered shortly after harvest yields this tea has the most delicate of nutty and floral flavors.
Silvery white in color and never fermented, the top two leaves and bud of the plant are hand-plucked prior to late spring. The difference between this tea and other loose leaf tea is this type of tea is the least oxidized and has minimal processing.
The white tea is ready to harvest between March and April in the Fujian province of China. With a light floral aroma, the tea leaves are harvested only a few weeks per year.
This high-quality tea is grown from the Camellia Sinensis plant and grown on terraced hills near the coast.
Whole leaf vs. Herbal tea
True teas are (whole tea leaves) rather than herbal teas which contain herbs and no actual tea leaves.
While herbal teas are wonderful for you as well, it’s not that one is better than the other, rather, whole leaf tea offers rich antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components,
When should I drink white peony tea?
While many only consume tea when they don’t feel well or in the colder months tea can improve your overall health and have benefits over traditional methods of medicine. So don’t wait until cold and flu season to indulge in a cup.
Suited well for cold brewing, simply use the same measurements as below (1 tsp per 8 oz water) add to an iced tea pitcher, then place in the refrigerator for 10 to 12 hours of cold brewing.
Strain and serve over ice.
Whether iced or hot, any time of year is a great time for tea with its health benefits.
Does White peony tea have caffeine?
While white tea may not have as much caffeine as black tea or oolong tea, this tea is still an option for caffeine lovers.
Similar to silver needle tea or Bai Hoe Yin Zhen which contains only the tea buds and not leaves both have smaller amounts of caffeine.
Instructions for brewing this type of white tea
- Measure one teaspoon of tea per 8 oz. water
- Place tea in a tea infuser in a teapot
- Heat water to 165 – 185 degrees
- Pour water over tea leaves
- Steep for 2 to 3 minutes, the longer the steep the stronger the taste
- While waiting for tea to steep, warm your cup with hot water to prep the cup (discard water after the cup is warmed to the touch)
- Remove the tea strainer from the water, pour tea into a cup
- Optional – add honey for sweetening
- (tea leaves may be brewed several times for multiple steeps)
- Enjoy – Serve with a sweet treat
Tea brewing accessories
Honey pots and more
Does white peony tea lower blood pressure?
Perfect for helping to lower blood pressure, improve blood circulation, and prevent heart diseases such as stroke and heart attack, along with lowering bad cholesterol, organic white peony tea is a fantastic option and one of the best teas for your health.
Yes, it does, and here is why. It’s the catechins.
What are catechins in tea?
Catechins are a class of flavonoids – Catechins help in the protection of toxins from the environment and give tea their taste and color. Catechins are also known for their powerful antioxidant effects. How do they do that? Basically, they relax the blood vessels which in turn lowers your blood pressure. That is put simply.
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If you are looking for a cup of tea, that is the highest quality, you should look no further than a whole-leaf tea like organic white peony tea for amazing health benefits.
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