The Benefits Behind White Peony Tea
December 8, 2016 by Ron Pascal
Have you heard of this amazing and delicious tea? White peony tea is the new craze if you’re a tea enthusiast.
Now, if you have yet to hear about white peony tea, you may be wondering what makes it so great. This is a Chinese tea also commonly known as Pai Mu Tan or Bai Mu Dan and is know for its mild yet sweet taste.
What makes white peony tea unique is the fact that this tea is made from unopened tea buds as well as the two newest leaves to sprout.
White peony tea is most well known for its flavor. The tea is harvested in a way that provides it with a fragrant floral flavor, as well as the perfect balance of sweet.
If you love white tea, or you’re just looking to try out something new, consider trying white peony tea. You may be surprised to find that this quickly becomes a favorite tea of many who try it!
White Peony Tea Benefits
So you know that white peony tea is rapidly gaining popularity, but did you know that white peony tea is actually known to have some awesome health benefits?
As it turns out, proponents of white peony tea are thought to have some pretty impressive health benefits.
Kidney Health: A study published in 2010 in Phytomedicine found that white peony root extract had an antioxidant effect on the diabetes-induced oxidative stress of the kidneys. In the study, urinary albumin was shown to decrease with the use of this extract.
Liver Support: Here’s just one more reason to consider adding white peony tea into your diet. A study published in the Archives of Pharmacal Research found that paeoniflorin which is a component of peony may have an antioxidant effect on the liver.
Antioxidant Properties: As you probably know, antioxidants help to combat free radical damage in the body, and can even help to fight off disease. The great news is that white peony tea may be able to help increase your antioxidant intake! White peony tea is loaded with antioxidants. Try adding white peony tea into your diet to amp up your antioxidant intake.
Immune Support: Just like other teas, white peony tea holds some antiviral and antibacterial properties, making this an excellent tea to enjoy during cold and flu season. Due to its antioxidant properties, white peony tea is also an excellent immune system toner. Sip some white peony tea next time you think you may be coming down with something; you may just be able to keep that germ at bay.
Blood Pressure Support: Looking for a natural way to support healthy blood pressure? White peony tea is thought to help improve the function of the arteries with its blood thinning properties. White peony tea is a great drink of choice to help control high blood pressure, as well as promote healthy blood vessels.
Does White Peony Tea Contain Caffeine?
Does white peony tea contain caffeine? This is a frequently asked question, as not all tea is caffeinated. For example many herbal teas are naturally caffeine free. White peony tea, on the other hand, does indeed contain caffeine.
White peony tea actually contains a relatively high amount of caffeine at about 5%.
If you are looking for an alternative to coffee as your go to caffeine boost, you may want to consider trying white peony tea. Not only will this tea give you a little bit of a caffeine boost, but it will provide you with a nice dose of health benefits as well.
How to Pick the Best White Peony Tea?
Not all tea is created equal. Depending on how the tea is harvested and cared for you are likely to come across many different variations of not just white peony tea, but many other varieties of tea as well.
To be sure that you are getting the highest quality possible, it is best to stick with organic white peony tea.
You may also want to determine how the tea has been harvested and dried to be sure that you are getting the best flavor as well as all the health benefits that white peony tea has to offer.
Some companies offer white peony tea that has been gently air-dried to be sure that the tea leaves are not damaged and to preserve the flavor as much as possible. Choose a high quality and an organic option whenever possible.
Ready to Drink White Peony Tea?
Are you ready to steep a cup of white peony tea? If so, here are a few tips to help get you started!
- Steep white peony tea for about 2-3 minutes.
- Skip the sweetener; you won’t need it!
- Skip the milk as well. This tea has a sweet and delicious flavor all on its own.
- Rebrew if necessary.
- Steep the tea is filtered water to avoid altering the flavor of white peony tea with the minerals found in tap water.
- Steep in water that is around 167-176 degrees F, not boiling. White tea leaves are more delicate than other variations of tea, so you do not want to ruin the flavor of the white peony tea leaves with water that is too hot. Using water that is hot but not boiling will give you a sweeter, less bitter tea.
- Relax and enjoy a refreshing cup of white peony tea, and let the health benefits work their magic!
If you have yet to try white peony tea, get out and buy some! This tea is much different than any other teas you may have tried in the past.
Be adventurous and try something new. This tea may be just what your taste buds and health have been asking for!