Stash Fusion Green and White Tea
For our Fusion Tea we begin with Mutan White (or White Peony) which is made from the leaves of the "Dai Bai" or "Big White" bush and mixed with buds from the "Shui Hsien" or "Water Sprite" tea plant. The leaves have silver tips and are predominantly greenish-brown in color and very flat. The buds are lustrous, soft and silvery. Its name, a literal translation from the Chinese, probably comes from the very pale color of its liquor.
We then blend this White tea with Sencha Green tea from Japan, Osmanthus Green tea from China, Assam Green tea from India, Darjeeling Green tea from India, and Organic Green Tea from Sri Lanka. The resulting tea is pale gold in the cup and has a unique delicate, smooth flavor.
Green tea isn't the only tea with powerful health benefits. According to researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, white tea is also full of powerful antioxidants and might have the strongest potential of all teas for fighting cancer, especially colon cancer.
White tea is a very rare, expensive connoisseurs tea that is only produced in China, mainly Fukien (Fujian) province, famous for its prized white teas. It is difficult to obtain as production is extremely limited. White tea comes from a rare strain of the tea plant and is harvested only a few days of the year. Once harvested, white tea is not oxidized or rolled, but simply withered and dried by steaming.
Researchers speculate that the processing of tea determines its cancer fighting potential. Because white tea goes through the least amount of processing, it theoretically has the most polyphenols (as some polyphenols are oxidized or destroyed during processing). These polyphenols have been linked to cancer prevention.