Health Benefits of White Tea
The Health Benefits of White Tea
White Tea clears summer heat as the expanding energy continues to move upwards and outwards. It replenishes the loss of qi (vital life force energy) and fluids, through the sweat, and helps maintain a lively and pleasant outlook to enjoy the summer.
White Tea harmonises the stomach and aids in the metabolism of increased fluid consumption during the hot months.
White tea will remove toxic heat from the body and cool and regulate the liver. It goes through the least processing out of all the categories of tea giving it the highest antioxidant value.
We find it easy to become preoccupied with our thoughts, ideas and emotions; especially in summer. Taoist exercises help us observe, feel and stay present (as well as helping the body open to nature). Vigorous ‘external’ movement promotes unnecessary mind activity and overheating. When the body overheats we become too emotional by overreacting, upsetting the heart and producing excess heat. A fire can burn too brightly or die out if it's not well maintained.
Summer is associated with the heart and the emotion the heart harbours is joy. White tea can cool and regulate the fire of summer and help control our emotions in the heat of stressful moments.