White Tea vs Black Tea

White Tea vs Black Tea


If you like drinking tea every day, you may have questions about different type of tea. Among all types of tea, white tea and black tea are two most popular types all around the world. The most outstanding difference between them is the color. The black tea has a dark color while the white tea has a golden color which is similar to orange juice. Another obvious difference between them is the taste. The taste of the black tea is bit of stronger than the white tea. Regarding the taste, the white tea has a similar taste as the green tea.


Regarding the origin of these two types of tea, they are generated by the Camellia sinensis plants. One difference between them the white tea is sort of raw while the black tea undergoes some process such as drying and fermenting which result in a very dark color. On the contrary, the white tea is nearly the pure one similar to green tea. The color is kept unchanged and the taste is not that strong as well.

In the sense of being healthy, the white tea contains more natural anti-oxidant than the black tea due to its little processing during the production. It is proved by scientific experiments that the white tea has more anti-cancer functionalities than other types of tea. One of the common anti-oxidant elements contained in them is polyphenols which can effectively maintain the health of the human body by lowering cholesterol levels and the chance of getting cancer. Caffeine is another common elements contained in all tree including black tea and white tea. Compared with black tea, white tea has much less caffeine and it is a good option for you if you are about decrease the intake of caffeine.

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