A Review of Black, White, and Green Tea Powder

A Review of Black, White, and Green Tea Powder

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When it comes to tea, the health benefits are not just a black and white issue. There are actually a multitude of teas available on the market: black, white, green, oolong, etc.

However, this article will be focusing on the main three: black, white, and green. One thing they all share is a common source, the camellia sinensis plant. What truly differentiates them from each other is how they are processed. 

Tea powder is merely a powdered form of tea leaves. The powder allows individuals to ingest it in more ways than simply drinking it (some people add it to food, others add it to facial creams). Of course, adding it to hot water will make the standard tea beverage.

Health Benefits of Black Tea Powder

Black tea is the most common type of tea consumed in the United States. It is made by withering the leaves then rolling them out to oxidize; they are then dried with hot air which causes its black color.

Black tea is the most oxidized of the three and thus has the highest caffeine content. Black tea powder is primarily used for boosting mental alertness, as well as improving memory and learning skills.

Additional black tea powder benefits include relieving headaches, reducing blood pressure, boosting heart health, promoting dental health, and assisting in weight loss.

It does all this by a combination of caffeine content, its very high levels of antioxidants and polyphenols, and its ability to combat oral bacteria. Interestingly, black tea powder can also help protect the lungs from cigarette smoke damage. [1, 2, 3]

Health Benefits of Green Tea Powder

Green tea is made solely from camellia sinensis leaves and is rolled out to release its flavor. Green tea is most commonly associated with the eastern world, but it has seen a rise in popularity in the west. It’s health benefits are very similar to that of black tea powder; however, it’s caffeine concentration is lower.

Green tea powder is also specifically known for promoting healthy cells and its ability to combat unhealthy ones. It can also improve cholesterol as well as protect the brain from oxidative stress. [3] It is also regarded as the most thermogenic, meaning it has the best potential to burn fat. 

Health Benefits of White Tea Powder

White tea is the lightest and most purely processed of the tea types. It is made from buds of the camellia sinensis plant which are withered in the sun naturally before being processed. This is to prevent oxidation. It also has the lowest levels of caffeine.

However, white tea powder should not be cast aside merely for its lesser energy jolt; it is known as the most powerful of the teas when it comes to promoting healthy cell growth and diminishing unhealthy cell growth. This is attributed to its more minimalistic processing. [3] 


  1. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-997-BLACK%20TEA.aspx?activeIngredientId=997&activeIngredientName=BLACK%20TEA
  2. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nbu.12040/abstract
  3. http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/tea-types-and-their-health-benefits

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