Fuding White Tea, China's famous health tea grown in Fujian

Updated: 27 Jul 2010
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Fuding white tea farm in Ningde, Fujian, China.
Fuding, Zhenghe, Jianyang and Songxi in Ningde
are the main white tea growing regions in China.
Fuding White Tea (福鼎白茶) was originally produced on Taimu Mountain, Ningde. Fuding (福鼎), Zhenghe (政和), Jianyang (建阳) and Songxi (松溪) in Fujian are the main growing and producing regions of white tea in China.
White tea is a slightly fermented tea with its body covered with fluffy white hair. It is a mild and fresh tea that comes from the same plant as green tea (Camellia sinensis). Containing up to three times as many antioxidants as green tea, it is the healthiest tea there is.
The white tea processing basically includes four steps: withering, drying, selecting and re-firing. To a great extent, the simple processes maintain the maximum nutrient value of white tea. It is the most primitive, most natural and most healthy tea.
Researchers have found that white tea contains the highest amount of antioxidants, which can help protect our body from damage caused by free radicals. Besides, flavonoids in white tea are extremely effective in preventing cancer causing cells within the human body.
People that often drink white tea in summer are less prone to heat stroke. Experts say that various amino acids in white tea can relieve summer heat and detoxicate our bodies.
Fuding White Tea has two main kinds, Silver Tip White Tea and White Peony Tea, both of which are rare and thus precious in the world. It was named as one of the 10 most famous teas at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
Fuding White Tea, a slightly fermented tea with its body covered with fluffy white hair, has many health benefits for human body.
As the health care of Fuding White Tea, It can be described by five kinds of teas.
First, it is an inner-heat-relieving and antiphlogistic tea. White tea can relieve inner heat and prevent infective bacteria such as staphylococci, streptococcus and pneumonia and so forth.
Second, it is a women's tea. White tea contains low free-radicals, so drinking white tea or using white tea extracts could defer senility and beautify. Therefore, it is welcomed by fashionistas.
Third, it is a partner's tea. Drink white tea while you are drinking red wine. The combination of red and white will solve the problem of suffering excessive inner heat.
Fourth, it is a tea of dreams. White tea can relieve inner heat, relax ourselves and smooth the nerves. It is good for a healthy sleep.
Fifth, it is a tea for travelling. It can be made for a long time. A cup of tea a each traveling day keeps tiredness away. 
SOURCE: Compiled by WOX with reference to China Ningde Geopark
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