Like green tea and black tea, white tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. It has gained popularity due to its low caffeine content coupled with its disease fighting components. There is a major health benefit of white tea extract -- it can kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the body.
White tea is the least processed type of tea and has the highest catechin content compared to green and black tea. Weight loss may be accelerated in overweight individuals who drink tea due to the active component catechin, which inhibits adipogenesis while stimulating the fat burning activity in the body.The polyphenols in white tea have also been shown to lower cholesterol, reduce blood pressure and fight fatigue.