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White Tea by Mondaisa - 20 Bags
White tea is very different from other types of tea, especially green and black. White tea leaves are plucked from a special varietal tea bush called the Narcissus or chaicha. The leaves are not steamed or pan-fired like those in green tea, or fermented and fired as black tea leaves are. Instead, the white tea leaves are naturally withered and dried in the sun. Only two distinct leaves and the bud are selected from the bush.

Researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute in Oregon tested white teas on selected rates to test for the ability of white teas to inhibit natural mutations in bacteria and to protect the rates from colon cancer. Interestingly, white teas were found to be more effective than green tea in inhibiting the early stages of cancer but researchers were quick to point out that their study was on rats and the effects should not be extrapolated to humans. The researchers also discovered that white tea contains higher levels of caffeine compared to green tea brewed under the same conditions. They suggested that this could occur because white tea oxidizes during withering whereas in green tea the oxidation process is stopped early in the tea making process by steaming or panfiring.

In addition to its anticancer properties, white tea is a calming and detoxifying effect on the skin. White tea is especially potent in that it is has three times as many antioxidant polyphenols as green or black tea and has been shown to be 100% more effective in mopping up free radicals that cause skin to sag.

MONDAISA Is a family-owned tea company with almost thirty years of experience. It all began with an american herbologist who came to Costa Rica, fell in love with the country and using all the variety of plants and herbs from this tropical country, created unique teas with amazing health benefits. A wide variety of plants used are grown by small farmers from across Costa Rica: from the skirts of the Poas Volcano, to the plains in San Carlos to the border of Nicaragua, to Quepos, close to the Pacific Ocean.