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Loose leaf tea – to help with allergy symptoms while being caffeine free & helping with kidney stones

Loose Leaf Tea – To Help With Allergy Symptoms While Being Caffeine Free & Helping With Kidney Stones

Loose leaf teas are not bagged or placed in any outer enclosure for brewing purposes when purchased. Many teas are contained within bags for ease of brewing, but these teas are normally not as enticing due to the fact of severe processing steps taking away the loose leaf tea’s flavors and aroma.

Loose leaf teas fall into many categories including red tea, green tea, black tea, white tea, pu-erh tea, oolong tea, herbal teas and organic teas. Red teas are known to slow the aging process and to help with allergy symptoms while being caffeine free and helping with kidney stones. Red teas are known for the lack of caffeine, low tannin levels and the high levels of antioxidants like aspalathin and nothofagin. Red loose leaf teas are thought to help with digestive troubles and are known to be used in South Africa to help with colic, allergies and asthma as well as skin disorders.

Green loose leaf teas are made only with the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, and do not undergo the oxidation that many other teas take part in. Originating in China, many varieties exist due to growing conditions and the time of harvest. Green loose leaf tea is thought to lower the chances of heart disease and fight against some types of cancer.

Black loose leaf teas are more oxidized than oolong, green and white teas. Black tea has a stronger flavor and has more caffeine, and is made up of 2 types of leaves including the C. sinensis sinensis and the C. sinensis assamica. Black teas are called crimson teas in China, due to the color of the brew, and are known to help reverse endothelial vasomotor dysfunction, and decrease cardiovascular troubles.

White loose leaf teas are known to help clear complexions, and have the highest concentration of antioxidants and anti-cancer properties of any tea. White loose leaf teas are uncured and unoxidized and normally have buds and younger tea leaves, and more caffeine than other teas. The most popular types are the Da Bai or large white, and the Xiao Bai or small white leaves of the Narcissus and Chaicha bushes.

Pu-Erh loose leaf teas are known to help cleanse the blood, aid in helping diabetics control blood sugar and remove toxins in the body as well as improve eyesight. Also known as the bolay tea, this is a large leaf variety and is named after the Pu’er county in China. Much like a green tea, this tea can be consumed after being aged for many years to perfect the flavor. Rarity and flavor makes this tea a target for counterfeiters, this tea is known to be expensive only when the age and identity cause the buyer to know it is genuine.

Oolong loose leaf teas are among the most drank in the U.S. and is known for helping the skin, teeth and bones due to fluoride content as well as helping with digestion. Reducing the risk of hypertension and aiding in weight loss and metabolism are only a few of the health properties it can boast. The distinct blue-green tint makes this semi-oxidized tea one of a kind.

Herbal loose leaf teas are known to help gain a restful sleep and aids in digestion, as well as relieves cold symptoms and helps with nausea. Herbal teas are also known as tisane or ptisan teas are words used to refer to infusions that are made from things other than tea leaves. Many are made with fresh and dried flowers, seeds and roots that are known to have healing qualities of their own.

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Green tea contains fluoride is it safe

Green Tea Contains Fluoride Is It Safe

Fluoride has been a well known toxin for over 65 years. It has been used in water

fluoridation pesticides fertilizer, green tea, pharmaceuticals like Prozac, dental

rinses and mouthwash. We even get fluoride treatments from our dentist.

Over the years physicians and scientists have become increasingly concerned about the

government sanction use of fluoride in tap water.

Because, the level of water consumption between individuals will vary greatly; there is

no way to control the dose. Furthermore, when we add to this our exposure from foods,

toothpaste, medications and occupational hazards the accumulation of this substance in

our bodies increases.

Warning Signs

Children are known to be more susceptible to its toxic effects. Once fluoridation began

an increase in cases of children with dental fluorosis began to appear. This is the

first sign of fluoride overdose. Fluorosis is distinguished by white spots and the

pitting (staining and holes in the teeth).

Initially fluoride was believed to prevent tooth decay and strengthen teeth. It can be

inhaled or absorbed through the skin and is most dangerous when ingested.

Today we know that it can be the culprit for a host of illnesses.

*  arthritis
*  add (attention deficit disorder)
*  osteosarcoma (bone cancer)
*  kidney disease
*  headaches
*  asthma
*  allergies
*  confusion
*  dementia

To make matters worse some municipalities treat water with aluminum sulfate and

fluoride. These two substances combine in the blood to form aluminum fluoride

increasing suspicions about its role as a contributing factor in Alzheimer’s disease.

Trouble On The Horizon

In recent years green tea has become popular because of its believed health benefits

against diabetes, cancer, reducing cholesterol just to name a few.

Green tea is grown from the Camelia Sinensis plant. The leaves of the plant absorb

fluoride from the soil. As mentioned earlier this toxin is found in fertilizer and

pesticides (ex. DDT and Dursban). The probability that many green tea drinkers will be

brewing the tea with fluoridated water can only increase the levels of toxicity in the


Green tea is often imported and the levels of fluoride will vary from country to

country depending on how it’s grown.

How many times have you purchased a tea and recall having seen fluoride or pesticides

included in the list of ingredients?

How would you even know it was there unless you became aware though an independent


Should there be a product warning like on cigarettes and pharmaceuticals that this

product contains fluoride and may be harmful to your health?


The body is an amazing instrument of endurance. But, how much can it take? It seems

ready to bounce back after vigorous and long-term abuse; and in this we are lulled in

to a false sense of security our Achilles’ heel.

The health benefits of oolong tea

The Health Benefits Of Oolong Tea

Oolong tea has a long and rich history that includes being one of the plants that were grown and prized by ancient Chinese emperors and today is prized for its many known health benefits around the world. The history of the plant that is botanically known as Camellia sinensis has been used throughout history for good health, healing and averting illness. These tea leaves generally originate from the Fuijan Province of China or the mountains of Taiwan and can also be referred to as Wu-Long tea.  There is some evidence that the tea leaves from this region have a history of at least four hundred years; arriving toward the end of the Ming Dynasty.

This tea now known for ensuring many different health benefits can be found as straight oolong tea or with other enhancements such as jasmine, orange blossoms and others.

The process of manufacturing the tea is done with utmost care and in a fashion that has transcended the ages; from the time it is picked until the time it is packaged it undergoes a careful hand process. After the leaves are picked they are laid out to dry for a short amount of time where the oxidation process begins.

Then the leaves are placed in baskets and shaken in order to bruise them. This exposes the juice of the leaves to the air whereby the oxidation process continues after which the leaves are laid out to dry for a second time. This process will oxidize the leaves from 20-80%, depending on the type of final product desired.

The leaves will then be fired to halt the oxidation. Then they are sometimes rolled while still freshly roasted and fired several more times. As a way of finishing the process the leaves are completely cooled and then fired a final time to give the oolong tea the special flavor while reserving the healthful properties of the leaves.

Tea of all types have been under the microscope of late, and oolong tea has been studied and found to have numerous antioxidants, vitamins and minerals along with polyphenols, which all fit into a healthful regiment. Polyphenols that are found in oolong tea have the ability to remove free radicals, which are known for prematurely aging the skin along with causing the dark spots associated with aging. Free radicals have also been associated with hindering the immune system and they are also associated with cancer cells as well as muscle tissue deterioration or damage.

Oolong tea is also known for enhancing the function of enzymes, which in turn are known to dissolve triglycerides. These are the fatty deposits in the body and therefore it can aid in a weight loss regiment. There have been clinical trials done and it was found that this type of tea can raise the metabolic rate, which speeds up fat oxidation and the catechin polyphenols raise the rate that calories are burned in the body.

This in turn means that oolong tea has the compounds in it to aid directly in weight loss. It is also an aid in reducing blood pressure that will in turn help to prevent hypertension; this is because of its ability to use the fatty deposits in the body as fuel for energy.

There is also possible evidence that along with the caffeine there is also an increase in stamina, which can help in an exercise regiment. Caffeine is also known to stimulate the frontal cortex of the brain; this helps in memory function and enhances the thought process.

There are other health benefits that have long been believed by Chinese herbalists such as the properties in oolong tea to reduce tooth decay and to aid in speeding oral healing because of tannic acid that is present in the tea.  They also believe oolong tea assists in aiding the kidneys, as well as improving the utilization of glucose, which in turn aids the regulation of insulin.

Research and studies have shown that the Chinese who are known for their consumption of drinking have significant lower incidences of heart disease and prostate cancer than other ethnic groups. There is also scientific evidence that tea can also be an aid in breast cancer treatment, when used along with tamoxifen.

A recent study of Japanese elderly demonstrated that those who consumed two cups of tea per day had a lower chance of cognitive impairment by approximately fifty percent.  Other studies have pointed to tea’s positive impact on the onset of Alzheimer’s.

While there is evidence that oolong tea and tea in general can benefit the health of the body there is also the fact that this tea is consumption friendly. Unlike vitamins, pills, health drinks and other health foods and drinks that are supposedly good for promoting health, oolong tea has a taste that is a pleasure to drink – and it is rehydrating, and nourishing.

This is a tea that has the ability to be flavored with different herbs and florals as well as served alone.  Alone it can be dark in color with a robust taste that includes a hint of raisin, honeysuckle or almond.  It can also be light and floral if only partially oxidized.

Flavored oolongs can be found with names and tastes such as ginger peach oolong tea, orange blossom and plum oolong tea and others. Each of these teas has their own unique flavor and some have history behind their name like the Oriental Beauty, which received its name from Queen Elizabeth II. She named the tea after a tea merchant who brought it from Asia.  The name is still used today.

Flowering tea-pompous gourmet for tea drinkers

Flowering Tea-pompous Gourmet for Tea Drinkers

The origin of flowering tea dates back to China where the tea is produced in south western pat of Yunnan province. Flowering teas, better known as blooming teas are handmade tea bowls prepared by combining of gourmet tea along with flowers like aromatic flowers. The gourmet tea leaf is flattened and sewn with cotton threads to form a ball like structure. Some may experiment with shape of that of a Mushroom or a simple cone. Sometimes they are scented with floral blossoms to bring an aromatic effect and it undergoes some oxidation and rigorous drying process before the same is ready for use.

The flowering tea is then dipped into a tea pot filled with lukewarm water and the tea gradually unfurls into a floral structure as the viewers witness an ethereal experience. The tea is then allowed to steep for a few minutes and then decanted to be served to drinkers.
It is really necessary to decant the gourmet within a few minutes after the leaves unfurl. If allowed to steep longer, the same is likely to affect the taste badly and spoil the whole effort.
Flowering tea is usually prepared in a glass teapot or in a transparent surface to as to give a better view to the viewers. Popular varieties of flowers in the process include Chrysanthemum, Lily, Sweet Olive, Marigold, Peony and more. Popular varieties of flowering tea include, Jasmine Pu-Erh, Lily Fairy Black, Lychee Nut flower and more.
The benefits of flowering tea with respect to health cannot be overlooked. It not only shoos off fatigues and stress of the drinkers but contributes to reduce fat from the body. It makes a refreshing drink for both young and adults and its aromatic taste lingers long after taking a sip of the connoisseur.
Lily fairy is yet another gourmet loose tea variety that unfolds to form a beautiful floral bloom once dipped into water. It is made from high grade Black tea, Jasmine and Lily. The splendid appearance coupled with its sweet taste make the gourmet a favorite among tea drinkers. While Jasmine has a role to play in nourishing kidney, lungs and liver, Lily has positive effects on our nervous system. The method of preparing the gourmet is similar to that of Jasmine tea. All you need is a pot of hot boiling water in a glass tea pot. Pour one tea at a time in the container and the bud would unfold into a beautiful floral bouquet. However, unlike Jasmine Pu Erh variety, the gourmet would last for about a month. You may serve the tea with cold water as and when required.

Flowering tea made from Gourmet loose tea leaf make a pleasant gift for your friends whom you wish to surprise on occasions. Its unique appearance and delicious flavor make it a splendid gift to anyone wishing to experiment on delicacies with magnificence.

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