Mudan White Tea Cake: King grade


Mudan White Tea History

Mudan White tea is a minimally processed lightly colored green tea.  White tea originated during the Song Dynasty. (960-1297)  Reserved exclusively for the Emperor and his court white tea was a delicacy.  In those times the tea ceremony involved grinding white tea into a fine silvery powder and whisked in small bowls.  This practice was the origin of the Japanese matcha ceremonies!  White tea has only recently become popular in the western world.  much due to its ceremonial nature and until just a handful of years ago white tea never really made it out of China.  However, these days it has rising popularity as a very healthy drink.  This is due to the fact that White tea is made from unprocessed young tea leaves or buds and is simply dried in the sun retaining all of its wonderful antioxidants, and terpenes.

Health Benefits Of Mudan White Tea

Protection From Free Radicals

Made from only very young leaves or the unfurled buds, white tea retains all of the antioxidant value of the plant.  This, in turn, makes white tea very healthy as antioxidants protect your cells from free radicals.  Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that enter our cells and either damage or mutate the DNA.  They can come from many sources such as food cooked at high heats, vegetables grown using pesticides or herbicides, and even from sun exposure.  3-5 cups of white tea a day have been shown to potentially reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease from oxidative stress.[1] [2] [3] [4] 

Anti-cancer Benefits

Several compounds called catechins are responsible for tea’s potential use in treating and preventing cancer.  These compounds are the same antioxidants that protect your cells from free radical damage.

White Tea and Your Teeth

Some studies suggest that tea is also very good for oral health.  The fluoride naturally occurring in tea can be up to 34% bioavailable making it a strong ally in building enamel on your teeth.  White tea also inhibits the growth of many common bacteria that are responsible for the formation of plaque. [1]  In a concentration of only 1% white tea significantly inhibits at least 4 types of oral pathogens. [2]   The tannins in tea are also responsible for blocking an enzymatic reaction in your saliva that makes starches carcinogenic. [1] 


All of our teas can be enjoyed to their full capacity using one of our White Ceramic Gaiwans!


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