Translation: Something in the tea causes fat cells to produce less fat and to destroy fat they have already created.
The researchers know what that "something" is—epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG):
These effects were, at least in part, mediated by EGCG . . .
Since white tea is a type of green tea, there is every reason to believe that these results apply to green tea, as well.
In fact, there is a large body of research on green tea's slimming effects.
[Edit: "Large body" pun in fat-related article completely unintentional.]
So what are you waiting for? Start sipping, everyone!
And now for something completely different—goldfish jelly.