The advantages of drinking Snowbud tea are quite similar to those of silver needle tea and basically all other white tea types. However, these are the varieties associated with relatively higher amounts of antioxidants as a result of undergoing less oxidation during processing.
Snowbud tea is a type of white tea that comes from the high altitude mountains of the Fujian province of China. It is considered one of the newest types around as it was developed in the 1980s. The production of this tea involves a cross between the methods used in making white tea and green tea.
Also known as xue ya, snowbud tea leaves are made up of tightly-wound, flat green leaves accentuated by curled silver haired leaves.
When brewed, this tea imparts a delicate and light vegetal flavor with a barely sweet and somewhat fruity aroma. It has a nearly clear, light yellow color. When steeped for a long period of time, it offers a high degree of astringency.
Snowbud tea can be made by placing about 1 teaspoon of the leaves in about 8 ounces of water heated in temperature of about 185 degrees Fahrenheit. Let the mix steep for about 5 to 7 minutes. Then strain the leaves, pour in cups or mugs, and drink.
The following are the snowbud tea benefits attributed to this brew:
- Could lessen the risk of heart and cardiovascular ailments.
- My assist in decreasing the risk for stroke by reducing the accumulation of cholesterol in the bloodstream.
- My help lower blood pressure and improve the function of the arteries.
- Said to help lower the risk for developing cancer and tumors by fighting off the free radicals that inflict damage in the cellular level.
- Believed to help promote the strengthening of bones and teeth.
- Claimed to possess substantial amounts of anti-bacterial and anti-viral agents which help promote general health and well-being.
- May aid in preventing skin damage and may even reverse some of the damage wrought by free radicals.
- With blood sugar lowering effects it may help ease diabetes symptoms.