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Rex
Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 5:19pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I saw Peony White Tea today.  Is that ok for me to drink?  I do not see white tea on any BTD food list.

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A lot of us treat it the same as green.
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It's been discussed many times in the past.  It's even higher I believe in antioxidants than green tea.  Same with red tea (Rooibus).
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I saw Peony White Tea today.  Is that ok for me to drink?  I do not see white tea on any BTD food list.


The Title of your thread is: "White tea is it an avoid for me";

If Dr. D'Adamo doesn't say it's an Avoid, then it's not an Avoid.



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Thanks, I bought some and it had a very neutral taste.  I like it as an alternative to green tea. My favorite is Itaru's green tea that I get from Dr. D's Peraonalized Nutrition.  
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It is a delicate tea with a little less caffeine than green tea.  It can be nice to have it as an alternative or for those times you want an extra cup of tea without over stimulation.



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I have kept white tea for years, but only for guests, because I was told it's very nice. I tasted it once or twice and that's all. I have considered it a form of black tea.


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I have kept white tea for years, but only for guests, because I was told it's very nice.


What's nice? Not sure what you mean. It's courteous to serve?  


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I tasted it once or twice and that's all. I have considered it a form of black tea.


I think I once brought home a sealed sample teabag of white tea from Whole Foods and tried it, finding it, well, unmemorable, and I guess you found it the same.  



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What's nice? Not sure what you mean. It's courteous to serve?  
Sorry. I meant that it has a nice, well, even wonderful, taste.



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I think I once brought home a sealed sample teabag of white tea from Whole Foods and tried it, finding it, well, unmemorable, and I guess you found it the same.  
It's OK   I was just wondering. I have a tea bags packet of white tea & jasmin left, expiry Jan 2012.

Who knows, our taste buds may work differently, the tea manufacturer may have been different...  

I've just brewed Gunpowder green tea. I leave the TC for later this morning.





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I've just brewed Gunpowder green tea. I leave the TC for later this morning.


I don't know what TC is.



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I don't know what TC is.

TC is Trehalose Complex.



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I have kept white tea for years, but only for guests, because I was told it's very nice. I tasted it once or twice and that's all. I have considered it a form of black tea.


It's not a form of black tea.  It's actually even more mild and gentle than green tea. And it's unfermented, unlike black tea.



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White, green, and black teas all come from the same plant. Black tea is fermented and is an avoid for many of us. Green tea is unfermented and is beneficial for just about everybody. White tea is, IIRC, the same plant picked younger and not fermented. That would make it more like green tea than black tea, since black tea is the only fermented one.

I tried the white tea a few times, but found it to be very bland tasting. Also, it's quite expensive. I generally stick with the green tea.


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I tried white tea today. No distinct flavor, really. Certainly nothing to pay a premium for!  
What's the attraction supposed to be? Anyone know what the hype is on it?


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Like green tea, olive oil and wine - there are different qualities of white tea.  Some are barely flavored water.  Only the more expensive loose leaf spring harvest first flush, downy silver tipped etc., etc. really express what white tea is capable of.


Check out a couple of Rishi Tea's more high-end white tea:
http://www.rishi-tea.com/product/silver-needle-premium-organic-white-tea/white-tea

http://www.rishi-tea.com/product/fuding-silver-needle-first-flush-organic-white-tea/white-tea



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It's not a form of black tea.  It's actually even more mild and gentle than green tea. And it's unfermented, unlike black tea.
Thanks! This is very good news.  



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My local health food stores sell white tea in loose leaf form (which is the way I buy my teas) and they offer the option of inexpensive white tea or the more expensive premium quality.  I find that there is a lot of difference between the two.  Sometimes I like the inexpensive one because it doesn't have a lot of flavor or caffeine and I can drink larger quantities of it without over-stimulating my nervous system.



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