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Yellow Tea Health Benfits

One of the most unusual types of tea in the world is yellow tea; yellow teas are made for the appreciation of locals and have never had a broad market presence. Growing out of an elaboration of green tea techniques, the process for making yellow tea is time consuming and difficult.


The antioxidants in tea might help protect against various cancers, including breast, colon, colorectal, skin, lung, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver, ovarian, prostate and oral cancers.


Yellow tea is classed in the same category with white tea because it is very lightly oxidized.


One of the objects in making yellow tea is to remove the grassy smell of green tea while still maintaining the health qualities of green tea, and yellow tea is felt by some to be even healthier because it is easier on the stomach than green tea.


Yellow tea is a distinct variety of tea, but is closely related to green tea. Yellow tea is harvested earlier in the year, while the leaves are still buds.


That means that the tea leaves still contain all the antioxidants that have been produced throughout the growth process.


On the other hand, during manufacture, yellow tea is oxidized for longer than green tea, and some of the freshness is lost.


Green tea has always been touted for its antioxidant and cancer-fighting abilities.


A long history of scientific research backs many of the health claims.


The antioxidant levels of yellow tea, however, have not yet been extensively studied. It has been hypothesized that yellow tea will have similar if not higher antioxidant levels due to the early harvest and slower drying phase.


White tea is also thought to have higher antioxidant levels but, again, the studies on this are not extensive yet.


No matter what type of tea it is, it is healthy to consume and drinking it will increase your overall health.

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