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Organic green tea

Organic Green Tea

We all worry about our health and our family’s health and about using too many drugs to cure these illnesses. With use of organic green tea in your daily lives you may not have to worry too much about the health ailments. Tea, in general, has been known for its medicinal properties and it comes in four varieties – the black tea, the oolong tea, the green tea, and the white tea. Organic green tea, also known as organic herbal teas or organic Darjeeling tea, are especially more beneficial for our health. The Chinese have been known for drinking Organic green tea for 4,000 years. The reason for its popularity could be attributed to its richness in anti-oxidants, such as, catechin polyphenols and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).

Organic herbal teas are not just used in food products but also in beauty products. Organic green tea is made from the plant called ‘camellia sinensis’ and is more rich than other teas due to the way it’s processed. Organic Darjeeling tea is obtained by steaming the leaves instead of fermentation process (used for other teas). This helps in ensuring that EGCG is not oxidised by the way of fermentation.

Organic green tea is known to cure many illnesses, such as, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, high cholesterol levels, cardiovascular diseases, infections, etc. Another very popular use is to lose weight as Organic herbal teas are known for burning more calories. Many experts believe that EGCG in green tea helps in curing cancer by destroying the cancerous cells without harming healthy cells. Organic Darjeeling tea is also known to help in lowering LDL cholesterol which slows down abnormal formation of blood clots in the body (known as thrombosis). It also prevents tooth decay by killing the bacteria in plaque.

Those allergic to caffeine must not drink organic green tea while pregnant women must take it in moderation.  Always store your tea in air tight containers in a cool and dry area. One must always brew fresh tea instead of drinking the stale one. You should avoid drinking the tea at night as it will hamper your sleep. In case you are hungry, do not take tea as it will increase your hunger. Stay healthy with Organic herbal tea.

Tea varieties

Tea Varieties

This article will focus on three popular varieties of loose leaf tea–black, white, and green.  All three teas offer excellent health benefits to varying degrees.  Lets take a look at the differences.

Black Tea This tea can be the boldest in flavor.  It can be sweet, spicy and very fragrant.  Black tea is best known for it’s digestive benefits.  Because of it’s high level of tannins, it can have an anti-diarrheal effect.  The theophylline in tea helps to lower cholesterol, expand the airways allowing us to breathe easier, and prevent tooth decay.  Some recent studies indicate that black tea may even kill certain viruses that live on our skin and in our mouth!

Green Tea Green tea is rapidly becoming popular due to it’s emerging known health benefits.  This tea has been known to prevent certain cancers (esophageal and skin) and like black tea, it can lower cholesterol, fight infection and tooth decay, and can boost the immune system.  Green tea contains EGCG which is a very powerful antioxidant also found in wine.  There is more EGCG in green tea than in black tea.

White Tea This tea is made from immature leaves that are picked before the buds are opened.  It’s pale in color and sweet in taste.  It is now believed that white tea is the healthiest tea of all because it contains more antioxidants than green tea.   It provides the same benefits as black and green tea but it is believed that it’s cancer fighting properties are greater.  This tea is usually also the most expensive to buy.

All three teas offer health benefits to anyone who chooses to drink them regularly.  Because tea contain less caffeine than coffee, they are able to increase blood flow to the brain without increasing the heart rate.  It is believed that this can enhance mental clarity.

If you’re unsure about trying loose leaf tea, visit a tea merchant and sample a few varieties.  These stores are fantastic.  The sales associates are experts and can point you in the right direction.  The price of tea varies dramatically.  A good merchant will sell you quality tea without destroying your budget.

For more information about tea,  please visit www.squidoo.com/looseleaftea This link discusses the benefits of loose leaf vs. bagged tea.

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Yellow tea – the “royal” tea of china

Yellow Tea – The “Royal” Tea of China. -A Variety of Green Tea

Yellow tea is a variety of green tea, and it is renowned as the “royal” tea of China.  Like green teas and black teas, yellow teas are not subject to special growing or harvesting.

All green teas go straight from the harvest to a process that the tea industry calls the “kill-green.” The “kill-green” process stops all oxidization at the desired level.  Black teas get a lot more special treatment, as they are wilted, then bruised, and then allowed to turn black in the air as they oxidize, while green tea and yellow tea receive none of this processing.

The yellow tea leaves then get a special moist reheating, in a closed container.  This reheat causes the leaves to develop their unique greenish-yellow color.  The flavor of yellow tea is variously described as earthier and more mellow than the astringent green and black teas, although not as sweet as some black or white teas.

In China, yellow tea is definitely a luxury item, and is priced accordingly.  In the common language, any tea served by the Royal Court is yellow tea!  In practice, however, yellow tea is usually defined by the location of its growth.

In the center of China, in the province of Hunan, there is a large lake called Dongting Lake, famous for the tea leaves grown on one island near the center of the water on Junshan Island.  The tea grown there is called Junshan Yinzhen tea, or “Silver Needles of the Gentleman Mountain.”  This yellow tea is considered to be one of the best in China.

We can get a real appreciation of the role of tradition in China when we look at the tea industry.  There is a popular and completely unofficial list of teas called the Chinese Famous Teas, and the teas on this list differ on almost every source.

There is only one item that has the same position on each list – longjing tea, a green tea from the coastal province of Zhejiang, is always the first!  The culture has obviously passed its verdict.  Yellow teas, however, are not prominent on most the Chinese Famous Teas compilations, and Junshan Yinzhen tea is the most prominent yellow tea listed.  The popular tradition does not embrace the “royal tea is better” principle!

Tea makers in China, however, rarely employ grading and certifications of quality and fraudulent labels are common, even in the case of yellow tea.  Shoppers in China are best served by noting local traditions, instead of checking for “official” labels.

The system is improving in recent decades, however, as the producers of top-quality teas are beginning to provide careful labeling and certifications of their products.

The most carefully labeled yellow teas generally are the Junshan Yionzhen from Junshan Island in Hunan Province, and the Huoshan Huangya yellow tea from Mount Ibo in Anhui Province.

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Drink tea for your health – what is in a cup of tea

Drink Tea for Your Health – What is in a Cup of Tea?

Tea is the dried plant Camelia sinensis.  True tea includes black, green, white and oolong teas.  Drinking two or more cups of tea a day can provide many health benefits.  What is in tea that makes it so special?

EGCG

Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a powerful antioxidant, has shown remarkable health-promoting properties in laboratory studies.  Included are anti-viral actions, which offer more cold protection than either vitamin C or Echinacea.  It is thought that the chemicals in tea stimulate gamma-delta T-cells that boost the bodies own natural immunity against both bacteria and viruses.  Tooth decay or gingivitis causing bacteria are also killed.

EGCG is very effective at destroying free radicals, which cause cell-mutations that can lead to cancer.  It even fights existing cancer by preventing the tumors from developing their own blood supply.
Flavonoids

Flavonoids, more antioxidants, lower LDL cholesterol levels benefiting the heart and circulatory system.  These powerful antioxidants protect against hypertension by suppressing the production of a hormone, angiotensin II, which can contribute to high blood pressure.  Further protection against heart attacks and strokes comes from actions that inhibit the abnormal formation of blood clots.  In addition, anti-oxidants show effectiveness in lowering blood sugar and protecting against diabetes.

A diet rich in anti-oxidants can to slow the aging process by attacking free radicals before they have the opportunity to damage cells.  Anti-inflammatory properties of these anti-oxidants also protect against arthritis. A diet rich in anti-oxidants can to slow the aging process by attacking free radicals before they have the opportunity to damage cells.  Anti-inflammatory properties of these anti-oxidants also protect against arthritis.

Minerals

Drinking tea provides important minerals such as zinc and folic acid.  An eight-ounce cup of tea provides 25% RDA of manganese, a mineral essential for bone growth and body development.  Drinking tea hydrates the body and, as a good source of potassium, helps maintain healthy body fluid levels.  Fluoride strengthens teeth and bones and can help protect against osteoporosis.

So the next time you need a break, make it a tea break with a warm, soothing cup of anti-oxidants and minerals!

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