Why Drink Tea?
Green Tea's Health Benefits...
* Contains 20-25mg caffeine
*Length of brewing time also affects caffeine content - the longer the brew - the higher the caffeine. The Journal of Food Science evaluated different brands of green tea and had extremely varied results using the same amount of tea leaves brewed for 3 minutes.
*It is the Super Food Tea – packed full of antioxidants that fight & prevent cell damage.
*Unfermented tea leaves containing all the antioxidants that create healthy body cells.
*Creates a healthy heart – improves blood flow.
*Helps lower cholesterol, high blood pressure, & congestive heart failure.
*Increases brain function -blocks the formation of plaques that are linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
*Stabilizes blood sugar for diabetics
*Green tea is also high in the amino acid L-theanine. This has a calming effect and aids with concentration. There's a myth that green tea has more caffeine than coffee, but this isn't true. L-theanine is most likely responsible for this. People will have a different level of alertness when drinking green tea which people mistake for the caffeine's effect when it is really the effect of L-theanine.
*Matcha green tea can have more caffeine because of the unique way it is made.
Oolong Tea's Health Benefits...
*Oolong tea is a type of tea made from the Camellia sinensis plant where the tea leaves are withered and oxidized by sunlight, which causes them to twist or curl.
The Chinese word for Oolong tea means "black dragon tea" and it comes in 2 different styles.
*Contains 37mg caffeine content- Depending on the brand/variety chosen, Oolong tea can range from just 16.6mg/cup to 55.4mg/cup.
*Known as the “Weight Loss Tea”- helps prevent or treat obesity & diabetes.
*Reduces blood sugar
*Fights free radicals that cause premature aging such as dark spots or wrinkles.
*Reduces high cholesterol
*Increases plasma levels
*Treats skin disorders like dermatitis & eczema.
*Reduces high blood pressure
*Inhibits bacteria from growing- preventing tooth decay & bad breath.
Herbal & Fruit Tisane Health Benefits
*Naturally Caffeine Free- Herbal Tea is a generic term for a hot beverage that uses other plant material to produce a tea other than the tea leaf (Camellia Sinensis).
*Herbal teas are used as a way to enjoy a hot beverage, still get antioxidants,
but avoid caffeine.
*In general herbal teas contain 0mg of caffeine, but because many are produced in the same factories as regular teas, some contamination can occur.
*Herbal infusions also known as fruit tisanes are pieces of ripe fruit, dried leaves, flowers, grasses, nuts, barks, seeds, or other botanicals.
*Herbal teas achieve a more calm & relaxed state of mind.
*Supports a healthier heart
*Aids with stomach & digestive problems.
*Provides cleansing properties for the body.
*Varieties of herbal blends include ginger, gingko, ginseng, jasmine, rosehip, mint, rooibos, peppermint, chamomile, lavender, hibiscus, dandelion, and much more…