I'm starting this topic for the posting of new developments on white tea research with an emphasis on health benefits.
I assume that the health benifits of white and green tea are very similar, but wonder if white tea posesses additional qualities. Since it is the least processed of the types perhaps there is some validity to this.
There is of course much research being done on green tea, but what about white tea? Perhaps the slow start on white tea research is due to its relative newness to westerners?
Anyway, so far it has been found that white tea has a higher anti-bacterial and anti-viral effect than green tea.