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Yes chinese herbal teas are uesd for healing

Yes Chinese Herbal Teas Are Uesd For Healing!

Chinese Herbal Teas

Chinese herbal teas are also called Tisanes and are not, technically speaking, actually teas. Rather, they are infusions made from herbs instead of tea that is made from the Camelia Sinensis plant. The essence of the herb is extracted when the tea is steeped in hot water.

Chinese herbal teas are traditionally used for their healing, medicinal properties. Many varieties are also enjoyed simply for their taste, however. China is known for producing an entire pharmacy of herbs, making the herbal teas from there increasingly popular today.

The Beneficial Properties of Chinese Herbal Teas

The caffeine-free alternative represented by herbal teas is one of the well-known benefits Chinese herbal tea offers. Additionally, many of them are attributed with very soothing and comforting effects. Rosebud and Chrysanthemum herbal teas are two of the more popular examples of them.

Rosebud and Chrysanthemum teas are considered in China to be a woman”s herb. They are, however, also useful for aiding digestion. Even a hard-core tea drinker is sure to enjoy the fresh floral flavor of these miniature rosebuds. Chrysanthemum tea has long been used to cool the body and reduce fever and has a particularly unique flavor.

Due to the lack of caffeine, Chinese herbal teas are great beverages to have when caffeine would be avoided, such as at night before bed.

The Fantastic Flower Herbal Teas

Among the many varieties of Chinese herbal teas are the wildly popular flower teas. These teas are, like all herbal teas, caffeine-free alternatives and offer various benefits. Most offer a palate of flavors while being calming and soothing.

The following are among the more famous of the flower herbal teas (alphabetically):

* Carnation Flower Tea–The tea brewed from this is attractive red flower is said to help restore the energy of the body. It is also widely used for relaxing.

* Chrysanthemum Herbal Tea–This tea has a subtle sweetness and is regarded as highly refreshing. Among the popular cooling infusions this is a premier choice.

* Forget Me Not Flower Tea–This brews a mild and grassy flavored tisane. Said to aid the lungs, it is also caffeine-free. It is widely known for its beautiful purple flowers.

* Gongju Herbal Tea–The Gongju flower is known for its soothing and relaxing attributes and brews a smooth tasting herbal tea.

* Jasmine Bud Flower Tea–This Chinese herbal tea, according to some experts, is comprised solely of the small and beautiful Jasmine flowers that have not yet opened. The tea produced sweet and caffeine-free.

* Kuding Pearl Tea–The leaves for this variety are rolled into large pearls, which is one of the sources of its nickname, “one leaf tea” due to the size of the leaves. The other reason it is called “one leaf” is because of the belief that only one leaf of this tea is needed to heal a number of things. Many people consider this tea to be a bitter tea, but nearly everyone agrees that this ancient leaf brews an interesting herbal tea.

* Yunnan Flower Bud Tea–This Chinese herbal tea grows, as implied by the name, in the old forests of Yunnan. This rare flower is primarily a local Yunnan drink and is caffeine free.

* Wild New York Ginseng–For those who appreciate the wild growing conditions in which the roots ripen this is another well-known Chinese herbal tea. It is said that each root develops a unique appearance and personality because of the rugged wild conditions. Size and age can vary greatly, with some of these wild roots being very small and very old while some larger roots are much younger. These herbal roots live for seven years or more.

Chai tea – the spices of life

Chai Tea – The spices of life

Contrast to the Asian way of drinking tea without added ingredients, the European, India, and now American are drinking Chai, a creamy tea with many spices.  Originate from India, the main ingredients are inexpensive black tea with cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, ginger powder, and black pepper.  Sugar and milk are added before serving. 

There are endless ways to make this tea.  With the verity of tea choices today, this drink can now be decaffeinated using Rooibos or decaf breakfast blend.  Black teas have changed over the years.  The best tea in India comes from Darjeeling, Northeastern India.  Due to top soil and high elevation, Darjeeling tea can stand on its own without any added ingredients.

Other Chai I have seen in the market are Pumpkin Spice Chai and Green Tea Chai. Sometime Latte is added to Chai referring to a creamy drink.  Latte is an Italian word that describes a drink made of steamed milk.   Listed below is a recipe calling for Chai tea. Try it and let me know how you like this Chai Spiced Tiramisu. If you are a tea connoisseur, why not make Chai with all of the best ingredients  and add some spices to your life!

·  Chai Spiced Tiramisu

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 3 drops of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup marscapone cheese
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 5 bags Chai Tea
  • 1 tsp. spiced rum
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 12 ladyfingers

Cinnamon/Sugar Mix:

  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

 Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Beat egg yolks with sugar until creamy. Add vanilla extract. Fold in cheese until mixture is smooth and velvety. Bring water to a boil. Pour over Chai tea in a small bowl. Let steep for 2-3 minutes. Set aside to cool. Add spiced rum and 2 teaspoons of sugar. In a clear bowl, spread butter on bottom and sides of bowl. Sprinkle some of cinnamon/sugar mixture on top of the butter. Carefully dip ladyfingers in Chai tea. Place on bottom of clear bowl. Add 1/3 of cheese mixture. Sprinkle cinnamon/sugar mixture. Repeat this step 2 times until leftover cheese mixture is the top layer. Sprinkle rest of cinnamon/sugar mixture on top. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving. Makes 8 servings.

Drink tea and lose weight

Drink tea and lose weight

There is no doubt that tea is healthy and good for you especially when drank without milk and sugar, but just how effective is tea at helping you lose weight?

With Green tea, it has just as many health benefits as you would find in Black tea except it works in a much more effective way as the tea is purer. Tea is thought to halve your chances of suffering from cardiac problems as well as helping to fight dental cavities and plaque.

Drinking tea also effectively burns more calories than just taking caffeine as a tablet as your body has to cool down the hot drink after it is consumed which burns more energy (therefore more calories than tea itself contains) You can potentially lose weight in this way if you drink enough tea on a regular basis. It is low in fat but very nutritional. It helps strengthen the heart, aids digestion, is a very refreshing drink and works as a pick me up when recovering from fatigue. Tea can also help prevent Hyperlipidemia (excessive amounts of fat and fatty substances in the blood) and control the ratio of cholesterol and phospholipids (a group of fatty compounds found in living cells)

Tea contains Theophylline, tea Polyphenols, amino acids, vitamins and minerals as well as trace elements including iron, potassium and sodium. Theophylline stimulates the metabolism and has a mild diuretic effect. You can feel very full and satisfied drinking tea which reduces the want to binge on food which will result in weight loss.

There are many different varieties of tea used and enjoyed for different reasons but when it comes to a weight loss supplement there are several teas that are highly acknowledged for their weight loss benefits.

The most common tea that people associate with weight loss is Green tea. Green tea turns the metabolism up a notch, suppresses appetite and helps to stabilise blood sugar. This means you will consume fewer calories than usual but will be burning off extra calories simultaneously which is guaranteed to help you shift any extra weight. It is recommended for maximum results that you consume 5 cups of Green tea a day.

One of the most appreciated weight loss teas in China is Oolong. It works along the same vein as Green tea but with its higher caffeine content it stimulates the body’s metabolism even more. Oolong tea helps to improve digestion particularly of fat. Like other Green teas, 5 cups daily are recommended to reap the benefits of Oolong.

Two other blends of tea commonly used for weight loss are herbal and Puerh tea. It is reported than drinking Puerh tea lowers cholesterol levels. Puerh tea is a variation of black tea that is an acquired taste because of its strong distinctive flavour.

In conclusion, tea is a very useful (and tasty) addition to a weight loss program. Combined with the right diet and a little exercise, tea can help you to achieve a healthy weight alongside a healthy body.

Tea: a healthier choice

Tea: a Healthier Choice

Tea is one of the world’s second most popular beverage (after water), but most Americans consider it a poor second to coffee as a caffeine-laced pick-me-up or after-meal beverage. Recently, however, tea has gained new popularity, in part because of its medicinal value. A cup of tea contains only about half as much caffeine as a cup of brewed coffee, and many people prefer its taste and consider its buzz less jarring.

Cancer. Studies suggest that chemicals known as polyphenols in tea help prevent cancer. Researchers compared the diets of 900 people with esophageal cancer with those of 1,500 who did not have the cancer. The people with cancer drank significantly less green tea. The more green tea, the less cancer. In addition, green tea was added to the drinking water of experimental mice and then exposed them to chemicals known to cause a variety of tumors in rodents. The mice who drank the green-tea-laced water developed considerably fewer tumors than the mice who drank plain water. These studies prompted headlines proclaiming “Green Tea Prevents Cancer.” Unfortunately, few Americans drink green tea outside of Asian restaurants; most Americans drink black tea. It has the similar effect too.

Tooth Decay. Tea is a good source of fluoride, which prevents tooth decay. Both green and black teas contain more fluoride than fluoridated water. The tannins in tea also help fight the bacteria that cause tooth decay.

Osteoporosis. Tea is a good source of manganese, an essential trace mineral that helps preserve bone.

Colds, Congestion And Asthma. As with coffee, the caffeine in tea eases breathing by opening the bronchial passages. Tea also contains another stimulant, theophylline. Physicians often prescribe pharmaceutical theophylline preparations to treat asthma.

Heart Attack. Men whose diets are rich in polyphenols have an unusually low risk of heart attack. Subsequent diet surveys showed that the heart-healthy Hollanders obtained some of their polyphenols from apples and onions but got a whopping 61 percent from black tea.

Diarrhea. Tea contains astringent tannins. Ancient Chinese physicians valued tea’s mild astringency for treatment of diarrhea. Today’s doctors agree, since mild astringents are widely used to treat diarrhea. Leading home medical guides suggest treating diarrhea with the BRATT diet: bananas, rice, applesauce, toast and tea.

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