Pai Mu Tan is a Chinese White Tea from Fujian Province and is one of the least processed of all the teas which means that it is the least caffeinated and has many health benefits, this article goes into more detail of this week's tea of the week, Elderberry Cassis and Aronia White Tea.

It is made from one shoot and two open leaves, the leaves of this tea are sun withered and briefly oxidized before being baked to stop the oxidization process.

White Tea contains the same polyphenol antioxidants as green tea as it undergoes less processing and is believed to be beneficial to your health, many cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies are using white tea for skin care and cancer prevention.

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We have blended this delicate floral, super tea with three super berries to create a wonderfully fresh and fruity cup of goodness!

Aronia berry, also known as 'chokeberry' has the same goodness of blueberries or red wine, full of antioxidants such as polymeric proanthocyanins and anthocyanins and are used by the Potawatomi Indians to cure colds due to the high vitamin C and anti-viral properties.

Elderberries which are well known for their antioxidant activity to lower cholesterol, improve vision and boost the immune system aiding coughs, colds, flu and bacterial and viral infections- Elderberry juice was used to treat a flu epidemic in Panama in 1995!

Blackcurrants have a high-level of vitamin C and anthocyanins, two important disease-fighting antioxidants which may help in maintaining cardiovascular health, ageing, brain health, urinary tract health and vision!

This blend is a sweet delicate way of giving your immune system a helping hand!

Brew at slightly cooler than boiled water at 75-80 degrees as to not burn the leaf and infused for 1-2 minutes.

To buy Elderberry Cassis and Aronia White Tea click HERE.  We also stock a Pomegranate White Tea, if you are looking for something new to try!